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Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking

From Benchmarking to Tutoring

  • Olaf Kolditz
  • Thomas Nagel
  • Hua Shao
  • Wenqing Wang
  • Sebastian Bauer


  • Serves as a unique reference book for benchmarks and examples in applied environmental sciences (e.g., geotechnics, hydrology, pedology, hydrogeology)

  • Presents theory and applications together at the same level

  • Offers a step-by-step tutorial for learning environmental modelling, beginning with simple examples, and becoming increasingly more complex

  • Relates to open-source software (the OpenGeoSys initiative)


Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Olaf Kolditz, Thomas Nagel, Hua Shao
      Pages 3-13
  3. Single Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Tao Chen, Jobst Maßmann, Peter Vogel
      Pages 17-36
    3. Xing-Yuan Miao, Jobst Maßmann, Thomas Nagel, Dmitri Naumov, Francesco Parisio, Peter Vogel
      Pages 37-116
    4. Vinay Kumar, Jobst Maßmann, Rainer Helmig
      Pages 117-121
  4. Coupled Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Aaron Peche, Thomas Graf, Lothar Fuchs, Insa Neuweiler, Jobst Maßmann, Markus Huber et al.
      Pages 125-144
    3. Yonghui Huang, Haibing Shao
      Pages 145-155
    4. Fabien Magri, Mauro Cacace, Thomas Fischer, Dmitri Naumov, Wenqing Wang, Norihiro Watanabe et al.
      Pages 157-177
    5. Gesa Ziefle, Jobst Maßmann, Norihiro Watanabe, Dmitri Naumov, Herbert Kunz, Thomas Nagel
      Pages 179-185
    6. Peter Vogel, Jobst Maßmann, Xing-Yuan Miao, Thomas Nagel
      Pages 187-217
    7. Peter Vogel, Jobst Maßmann, Tianyuan Zheng, Xing-Yuan Miao, Dmitri Naumov, Thomas Nagel
      Pages 219-251
    8. Renchao Lu, Norihiro Watanabe, Eunseon Jang, Haibing Shao
      Pages 253-258
    9. Thomas Nagel, Peter Ostermeier, Gabriele Seitz, Holger Class, Rainer Helmig
      Pages 259-270
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-301

About this book


The book comprises the 3rd  collection of benchmarks and examples for porous and fractured media mechanics. Analysis of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes is essential to a wide area of applications in environmental engineering, such as geological waste deposition, geothermal energy utilization (shallow and deep systems), carbon capture and storage (CCS) as well as water resources management and hydrology. In order to assess the feasibility, safety as well as sustainability of geoenvironmental applications, model-based simulation is the only way to quantify future scenarios. This charges a huge responsibility concerning the reliability of conceptual models and computational tools. Benchmarking is an appropriate methodology to verify the quality and validate the concept of models based on best practices. Moreover, benchmarking and code comparison are building strong community links. The 3rd THMC benchmark book also introduces benchmark-based tutorials, therefore the subtitle is selected as “From Benchmarking to Tutoring”. The benchmark book is part of the OpenGeoSys initiative - an open source project to share knowledge and experience in environmental analysis and scientific computation. The new version of OGS-6 is introduced and first benchmarks are presented therein (see appendices).


Computational Geosciences Computational Hydrology Benchmarking in geoscience OpenGeoSys Open source tools for environmental modeling Environmental benchmarking Environmental modeling Analysis of THMC processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 1
  • Thomas Nagel
    • 2
  • Hua Shao
    • 3
  • Wenqing Wang
    • 4
  • Sebastian Bauer
    • 5
  1. 1.Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Rock Characterisation for Storage and Final DisposalFederal Institute for Geosciences and Natural ResourcesHanoverGermany
  4. 4.Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Institut für GeowissenschaftenChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

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