Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical-biological processes in subsurface systems

Session ID#: 24598

Session Description:
The behavior of subsurface systems is controlled by coupled processes (thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical-biological). When considering applications such as resource extraction or waste storage, including storage of CO2, the evolution of deformation, flow, chemical reactions, and transport cannot be viewed in isolation. These processes span multiple length (nm-km) and temporal (nanosecond-thousands of years) scales. Multi-phase flow, temperature changes impact on rock properties, pressure-induced rock deformation and seismicity, and the change in porosity and permeability due to geochemical alteration are a few examples of these coupled processes in geosystems. Capturing these multi-scale, multi-physics interplays is challenging both numerically and experimentally. This session provides a forum for researchers to exchange ideas on advancing the state-of-the-art on topics such as (1) constitutive laws addressing multi-physics coupling effects, (2) multi-scale modeling for coupled phenomena in subsurface systems, (3) in-situ, laboratory, and field studies investigating coupled processes, and (4) validation and verification of predictive models at various scales.
Primary Convener:  Pania Newell, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Conveners:  Anastasia Ilgen, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Victor Vilarrasa, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain and Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences, Berkeley, CA, United States

  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • S - Seismology
  • T - Tectonophysics
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Albert J Valocchi, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States, Artin Laleian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Charles J Werth, Univ Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Derek Elsworth, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Energy and Mineral Engineering and Geosciences, EMS Energy Institute, G3, University Park, PA, United States
Jackson MacFarlane1, Tapan Mukerji1 and Tiziana Vanorio2, (1)Stanford Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)SRPL - Stanford Rock Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Geophysics Department, Stanford, CA, United States
Artin Laleian1, Albert J Valocchi1 and Charles J Werth2, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Mengsu Hu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
Lei Sun1, Xuhai Tang1, Qinghua Lei2 and Quansheng Liu1, (1)Wuhan University, School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan, China, (2)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Eduardo Molina Piernas1,2, Josefa Sepúlveda1,2, Gloria Arancibia2,3, Tomas Roquer2,3, Diego Morata4,5, Rolf Bracke6,7 and Patricia Vázquez8, (1)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Departamento de Ingeniería Estructural y Geotécnica, Santiago, Chile, (2)Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA), Santiago, Chile, (3)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Structural and Geothecnical Engineering, Santiago, Chile, (4)University of Chile, Department of Geology and Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA), Santiago, Chile, (5)Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Geología, Santiago, Chile, (6)Hochschule Bochum, Bochum, Germany, (7)International Geothermal Center (GZB), Bochum, Germany, (8)Université Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Yilin Mao and Mehdi Zeidouni, Louisiana State University, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Yuanyuan Liu1, Xuhui Meng2, Zhaoli Guo3, Changyong Zhang4, Thanh H Nguyen5, Dehong Hu6, Junfeng Ji1 and Xiaofan Yang7, (1)Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, (2)Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China, (3)Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, (4)ExxonMobil Spring, Spring, TX, United States, (5)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (6)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (7)Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Daniel Birdsell, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Satish Karra, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Harihar Rajaram, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Mark E. Kelley1, Samin Raziperchikolaee1 and Joel Main2, (1)Battelle Columbus, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Battelle, Springfield, OH, United States
Roman Y Makhnenko, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States and Yury Podladchikov, University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland
Nicola Castelletto1, Hadi Hajibeygi2, Sergey Klevtsov1 and Hamdi Tchelepi1, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Heeho Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States

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