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Recent Advances in Multi-scale, Multi-physics Computational Methods in Heterogeneous Porous Media

Pania Newell, University of Utah

Chloe Arson, Georgia Tech

Manolis Veveakis, Duke University

Giuseppe Buscarnera, Northwestern University

Heterogenous porous media whose structure covers a wide range of spatial scales and are inherently multi-scale systems. Due to their unique properties, such as low resistivity, low thermal conductivity, low density, etc. research on porous materials is relevant to many natural and engineering applications, where functionality is controlled and/or affected by the movement of fluids, solutes, particles, electrical charges, and heat through the porous network. Understanding physical, chemical, thermal, and biological processes such as fluid flow, diffusion, dissolution, degradation, shrinkage, fracturing, electrical charges, etc. are essential in designing and maintaining such porous systems.
Heterogeneities in geometrical shapes, orientations, and configurations of pore structures across various length scales pose challenges for numerical modeling. This session invites scientific and engineering contributions aimed to improve or develop computational methods, including but not limited to:
modeling Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical processes in porous media
poro-mechanical coupling schemes
multi-scale modeling methods for fracture propagation in porous media
data-driven modeling and computation in porous media
integration of experiments and modeling