International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C processes in Geosystems: Fundamentals, Modelling, Experi (GeoProc 2003)

Venue: Royal Institute of Technology

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Event Date/Time: Oct 13, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 31, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2003
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An important consequence of the storage and transport of heat and fluids in soils and rocks is that they may give rise to significant coupling between mechanical, hydrological, thermal and chemical processes. Such coupled processes can affect significantly the performance of structures and engineering operations in soils and rocks. Dissolution and precipitation of minerals are affected by temperature and stress, and can result in significant changes in permeability and solute transport. Understanding of these couplings is important for oil, gas and geothermal resorvoir engineering.

In many countries, disposal of spent fuel and other radioactive wastes in underground repositories is considered. An important part of the design and performance assessment of the disposal system is to consider the impact of T-H-M-C coupling on rock mass stability, groundwater flow, external stress, heat transfer and contaminant transport.

The Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, is organizing a Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C Processes and Modelling of Geosystems with the intention of bringing together experts and students working on diverse aspects and applications of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical & chemical (T-H-M-C) processes and modelling in geological systems and materials.


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Additional Information

31 Oct 2002, Abstract submission 15 Jan 2003, Notification of acceptance of Abstract 15 Apr 2003, Submission of full paper