• Olaf Kolditz
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
  • Hua Shao
  • Wenqing Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 86)


Coupled process modelling has been considered in the various engineering problems and geo-scientific applications since the computation method was introduced for problems of soil consolidation and dam construction, and oil/gas filed exploration in early 1970. However, substantial progress in experimental and theoretical studies regarding the fully coupled effects of temperature, hydraulics and mechanics, as well as chemistry, in fractured porous media was just made in the last two decades due mainly to demands from the performance and safety assessment of high-level nuclear waste repositories. Numerical methods and computer codes have been developed successfully within the international DECOVALEX project (1992–2011). Meanwhile a wider range of applications associated with THMC coupled problems such as geothermal reservoir engineering, CO2-storage, construction of underground opening etc. can be found in the different international conferences, e.g. GeoProc (, ComGeo (


Groundwater Quality Deep Saline Aquifer Deep Geological Formation Great Beijing Area Crushed Salt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 1
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
    • 2
  • Hua Shao
    • 3
  • Wenqing Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Informatics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)LeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Underground Space for Storage and Economic Use, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)HannoverGermany

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