On the development of a THM model to include higher temperature effects

H.R. Thomas, Suresh Seetharam, S. Siddiqua, P.J. Vardon

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    This paper explores the inclusion of higher temperature effects within a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical formulation. Two aspects are considered, a modification of the formulation to accommodate more intense drying due to the transfer of water vapour by pore gas pressure gradients, and high performance computing algorithms so that the behaviour may be simulated at field scale. Experimental work by CEA, France, examining both temperature and hydraulic gradients, including temperatures of up to 150°C, on a column of highly-compacted bentonite clay was utilised to compare experimental results with numerical simulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I)
    Place of PublicationRhodes, Greece
    StatePublished - May 2009
    Event1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I) - Juan-les-Pins
    Duration: 29 Apr 20091 May 2009


    Conference1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I)

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