Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Process-Structure Interaction in Fractured Geothermal Systems
Solutions developedThe EU-funded MaPSI project will provide the necessary mathematical models and simulation technology to assess subsurface process-structure interaction in the context of hydraulic and thermal stimulation during the development and production of high-temperature geothermal resources. The project will develop pioneering mathematical and numerical models to simulate multiphase flow and phase-change thermo-poroelastic media with deforming and propagating fractures.
Main resultsMaPSI 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.
This will be achieved by a highly novel and timely research programme which will:
- Combine new techniques with recently developed methodology by my own research group to develop unprecedented mathematical and numerical approaches to enable modelling of multiphase flow and phase-change in thermo-poroelastic media with fractures that may slip, deform and propagate;
- Advance competences in the main scientific fields involved; and
- Improve understanding of coupled processes in development and production of high-temperature geothermal systems towards sustainable exploitation of the resource.