By Matthias Albert Augustin

This monograph specializes in the numerical tools wanted within the context of constructing a competent simulation device to advertise using renewable power. One very promising resource of power is the warmth saved within the Earth’s crust, that's harnessed by means of so-called geothermal amenities. Scientists from fields like geology, geo-engineering, geophysics and particularly geomathematics are referred to as upon to assist make geothermics a competent and secure power creation technique. one of many demanding situations they face comprises modeling the mechanical stresses at paintings in a reservoir.

The goal of this thesis is to improve a numerical answer scheme by way of which the fluid strain and rock stresses in a geothermal reservoir may be made up our minds ahead of good drilling and through construction. For this goal, the tactic may still (i) comprise poroelastic results, (ii) supply a method of together with thermoelastic results, (iii) be low-cost when it comes to reminiscence and computational strength, and (iv) be versatile with reference to the destinations of information points.

After introducing the fundamental equations and their family to extra well-known ones (the warmth equation, Stokes equations, Cauchy-Navier equation), the “method of basic suggestions” and its capability price pertaining to our job are mentioned. according to the homes of the basic ideas, theoretical effects are proven and numerical examples of tension box simulations are offered to evaluate the method’s functionality. The first-ever 3D portraits calculated for those issues, which neither requiring meshing of the area nor related to a time-stepping scheme, make this a pioneering quantity.

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49). 2 The equations above, which we deduced for poroelasticity, are the same as the equations for pure thermoelasticity, if the pressure is replaced by the temperature T and the coefficients are adapted (see [254] for details). 3 The dynamic equations of poroelasticity are also used to model the behavior of cerebrospinal fluid pressure and parenchymal displacement in the brain [291]. 2 Existence and Uniqueness in Quasistatic Poroelasticity The aim of this section is to present results on the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the system of differential Eqs.

It is easy to see that every solution of the strong formulation is also a solution of the weak formulation. However, the opposite may not be true. 5 Differential Equations 37 For other kinds of boundary conditions, the above procedure is changed in two points. ˝/. On the other hand, if normal derivatives of u are specified in a Neumann boundary condition, integration by parts yields some integrals over (parts of) the boundary of ˝. These are usually incorporated into the linear form f on the right-hand side.

32 2 Preliminaries With the above notation, we can formulate the following integral relations. 47 (Gauß (Divergence) Theorem) Let ˝ Rn , n 2 N, n bounded domain with Lipschitz boundary @˝. If the vector field u W ˝ ! D dSn 1 / denotes the surface element of Rn . 3] in a more general context. ˝/ the following theorem. ˝/. 76) holds. 1]. ˝/. 77) holds. 2]. As we are interested in time-dependent problems, there is one more integral identity which we need. 5]. 50 (Motion, Configuration, Velocity) Let ˝ R3 be an open 3 domain.