Research Activities within CSD
Find below a list of ongoing research projects within the two research pillars of the CSD.
Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Process-Structure Interaction in Fractured Geothermal Systems (MaPSI)
MaPSI has as its main objective to provide mathematical models and simulation technology required to assess subsurface process-structure interaction in the context of hydraulic and thermal stimulation in development and production of high-temperature geothermal resources.
Simulation of governing processes in superheated and supercritical geothermal systems: mathematical models, numerical methods and field data (SiGS)
The SiGS project goal is to extend the understanding of superheated and supercritical geothermal resources and their response to engineering operations by combining tailored mathematical and numerical modeling with field observations.
The FracFlow project has the main objective to develop a fundamental understanding for multiphase flow in fractured porous media using interdisciplinary research.
Fracturing of porous media in the presence of multiphase flows
This project will take a first-principles approach to develop a modeling and simulation tool for fracture mechanics in deformable porous media, that accounts for both fluid pressure and capillary effects as dominant driving forces.
Mathematical framework for handling complex geometries
In this project, the focus is on further closing between theoretical developments and efficient computational tools for real-world problems, with a concrete aim at reducing the model and discretization complexity of complex fault and fracture networks.
Microseismic imaging using rock physics-based full-waveform inversion
The main goal of the project is to develop accurate methodology for microseismic imaging based on full-waveform inversion.
Simulation tool for fully dynamic Biot equations
In this project the aim is to develop an advanced, energy-preserving numerical model and simulation tool for the fully dynamic Biot equations
Interpretation of fluid-induced seismicity patterns
This project is part of the VISTA CSD and aims at understanding the spatial and temporal evolution of earthquake clusters as a response to long-term fluid injection in different environments.
Simulation technology for injection-related fault and fracture reactivation and induced seismicity
The aim of the project is to develop simulation technology for injection-triggered seismic and aseismic fault reactivation.
Solvers for mixed dimensional flow and mechanics on the fracture-matrix interface
The goal of the project is to develop mathematical model and solution approaches to rupture dynamics including advanced friction laws in the presence of fluids.