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Development of a finite element code to solve thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling and simulate induced seismicity

Author
Gomez, B.; De Simone, S.; Rossi, R.; Larese, A.; Carrera, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015
Date of publication
2015
Presentation's date
2015-04-15
Book of congress proceedings
Geophysical research abstracts. Vol. 17: EGU General Assembly 2015
First page
11344
Last page
11344
URL
http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-11344.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling is essential for CO2 storage because of (1) large amounts of CO2 will be injected, which will cause large pressure buildups and might compromise the mechanical stability of the caprock seal, (2) the most efficient technique to inject CO2 is the cold injection, which induces thermal stress changes in the reservoir and seal. These stress variations can cause mechanical failure in the caprock and can also trigger induced earthquakes. To properly assess these...
Group of research
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
GHS - Hydrogeology Group
GMNE - Numerical Methods in Engineering Group
RMEE - Strength of Materials and Structural Engineering Research Group

Participants