On the development of a THM model to include higher temperature effects

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This paper explores the inclusion of higher temperature effects within a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical formulation. Two aspects are considered, a modification of the formulation to accommodate more intense drying due to the transfer of water vapour by pore gas pressure gradients, and high performance computing algorithms so that the behaviour may be simulated at field scale. Experimental work by CEA, France, examining both temperature and hydraulic gradients, including temperatures of up to 150°C, on a column of highly-compacted bentonite clay was utilised to compare experimental results with numerical simulation.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I)
Place of PublicationRhodes, Greece
Pages403-411
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
Event1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I) - Juan-les-Pins, France
Duration: 29 Apr 20091 May 2009

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Conference1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I)
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityJuan-les-Pins
Period2009-04-292009-05-01

Keywords

  • THM Model, High Performance Computing

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