Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 23(1), April 2013

A Globally-Implicit Computational Framework for Physics-based Simulation of Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Problems: Application to Sustainability of Geothermal Reservoirs

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 23(1), 2013, 51-58
DOI: 10.11128/


This paper highlights the development of a fully-coupled and fully-implicit modeling tool for predicting the dynamics of fluid flow, heat transport, and rock deformation using a GIA named FALCON (Fracturing  And Liquid CONvection). The code is developed on a parallel Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) computational framework developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for providing finite element solutions of coupled system of nonlinear partial differential equations. In this paper, a brief overview of the gov-erning equations numerical approach are discussed, and an example simulation of strongly coupled geothermal reservoir behavior is presented.