Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Geo-systems
- Ove Stephansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- John Hudson, Imperial College and Rock Engineering Consultant, UK
- Lanru Jing, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Among the most important and exciting current steps forward in geo-engineering is the development of coupled numerical models. They represent the basic physics of geo-engineering processes which can include the effects of heat, water, mechanics and chemistry. Such models provide an integrating focus for the wide range of geo-engineering disciplines. The articles within this volume were originally presented at the inaugural GeoProc conference held in Stockholm and contain a collection of unusually high quality information not available elsewhere in an edited and coherent form. This collection not only benefits from the latest theoretical developments but also applies them to a number of practical and wide ranging applications. Examples include the environmental issues around radioactive waste disposal deep in rock, and the search for new reserves of oil and gas.
Reference for Geo-Engineers in industry and academia. Consultants. Students in Geotech/Env.Eng.