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MSDI4: Modeling and analysis of geological fluid flows

Mar 02, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Chairs: Marita Thomas, Timm John

The goal of this interdisciplinary minisymposium is to discuss the thermomechanical modeling of mechanisms related to the dynamics of fluid flow within rocks as well as suitable mathematical methods to study the resulting models.  This concerns processes related to rock-dehydration, partial melting, reactive flow or hydraulic fracturing occuring on multiple temporal and spatial scales.   

While dehydration-related fluids have a very low viscosity with a low concentration of solutes and move within a rock matrix of rather cold minerals and comparably high stiffness, melts are solute-rich with a higher viscosity and ususally flow within rocks at high temperatures and of viscous rheology. The description of these phenomena leads to PDE-models for reactive two-phase flow, porous-media flow or fluid-structure interaction that need to feature the different scales in time and length at which the different processes occur. Modeling concepts based on field data as well as methods for their mathematical analysis and numerical simulation are presented.

Find abstracts for all talks here or linked individually below.


Yuri Podladchikov (Moscow State University & University of Lausanne)


Ivan Utkin (Moscow State University)

Numerical modelling of magma transport: from pore-scale to volcanic systems


Konstantin Huber (FU Berlin)

Serpentinite dehydration and the formation of olivine-rich veins by reactive fluid flow

 12:30 Open Discussion


Lunch Break 


Tomas Roubicek (Charles University Prague & Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences)

Thermodynamically consistent model for poroelastic rocks towards tectonic and volcanic processes and earthquakes


Thomas Wick (Leibniz Universitaet Hannover) 

Modeling and numerical methods for fracture propagation in porous media


Andrea Zafferi (WIAS Berlin)

Coupling of thermoviscoelastic solids and reactive flows via GENERIC


Open Discussion