Introduction to the numerical modeling of groundwater and geothermal systems: fundamentals of mass, energy and solute transport in poroelastic rocks

Bundschuh, Jochen and Suarez Arriaga, Mario Cesar (2010) Introduction to the numerical modeling of groundwater and geothermal systems: fundamentals of mass, energy and solute transport in poroelastic rocks. Multiphysics Modeling (2). Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Leiden, Netherlands. ISBN 978-0-415-40167-8

Abstract

This book provides an introduction to the scientific fundamentals of groundwater and geothermal systems. In a simple and didactic manner the different water and energy problems existing in deformable porous rocks are explained as well as the corresponding theories and the mathematical and numerical tools that lead to modeling and solving them. This approach provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the basic physical laws of thermoporoelastic rocks, the partial differential equations representing these laws and the principal numerical methods, which allow finding approximate solutions of the corresponding mathematical models. The book also presents the form in which specific useful models can be generated and solved. The text is introductory in the sense that it explains basic themes of the systems mentioned in three areas: engineering, physics and mathematics. All the laws and equations introduced in this book are formulated carefully based on fundamental physical principles. This way, the reader will understand the key importance of mathematics applied to all the subjects. Simple models are emphasized and solved with numerous examples. For more sophisticated and advanced models the numerical techniques are described and developed carefully.

This book will serve as a synoptic compendium of the fundamentals of fluid, solute and heat transport, applicable to all types of subsurface systems, ranging from shallow aquifers down to deep geothermal reservoirs.
The book will prove to be a useful textbook to senior undergraduate and graduate students, postgraduates, professional geologists and geophysicists, engineers, mathematicians and others working in the vital areas of groundwater and geothermal resources.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 02:54
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 04:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: groundwater; thermal systems; poroelestic rocks
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040603 Hydrogeology
04 Earth Sciences > 0404 Geophysics > 040403 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961103 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26235

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