Thomas Poulet1 & Manolis Veveakis2
1CSIRO Mineral Resources, Kensington, WA 6151, Australia
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
A renewed interest for geothermal energy is highlighting the need to better understand the multi-physical interactions between fractured porous geological environments and the various fluids involved. This includes at various scales some geomechanical effects under varying temperature (e.g. thermal cracking), hydrological flow in fractured media, geochemical fluid-rock reactions, and all combined resulting effects (e.g. induced seismicity). Integration of experimental and field data with theoretical and numerical models is key to develop balanced approaches to harness this clean source of energy, and involves fusing together information from different time- and length- scales with predictive multiphysical models with embedded uncertainty. This session welcomes contributions pushing the boundaries in all areas involved at the theoretical, numerical, and experimental levels, including multi-physics and multi-scale effects, fusion of data-driven with physics-driven approaches, as well as field studies focused on the underlying multi-physics processes involved.