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Engineers, researchers, and scientists across industries use multiphysics simulation to research and develop innovative product designs and processes. Find inspiration in technical papers and presentations they have presented at the COMSOL Conference. Browse the selection below or use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area.
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Geophysics and Geomechanicsx

Ability of Single-Well Injection-Withdrawal Experiments to Estimate Ground Water Velocity

F. Maier[1], K. Hebig[2], Y. Jin[1], and E. Holzbecher[1]
[1]Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
[2]Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The authors present a closer look on the Single-Well Injection-Withdrawal Experiment (SWIW) or Push-Pull Experiments and its ability to determine the groundwater velocity, as one of the major parameters concerning reservoir management and underground reservoir characterization. The flow ... Read More

Magnetotelluric Response Distortion Over Rugged Topography

D. Rizzello[1], P. Canepa[1], E. Armadillo[1]
[1]DISTAV - University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Topographic effects on magnetotelluric responses may be severe on rugged terrains. Finite elements simulation is a valuable tool to quantify this effect, due to its capability to match real morphologies. To do the estimate of the distortion, the AC/DC Module of COMSOL has been employed, ... Read More

3D Simulations of an Injection Test Done Into an Unsaturated Porous and Fractured Limestone

A. Thoraval[1], Y. Guglielmi[2], F. Cappa[3]
[1]INERIS, Nancy, France
[2]CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
[3]GEOAZUR, Valbonne, France

We have developed a numerical model to represent the effect of injection test in unsaturated porous and fractured rock mass. The test was conducted at the LSBB (Laboratoire Souterrain à Bas Bruit) site close to Rustrel, Vaucluse, France in the field of the French ANR project called “HPPP ... Read More

Groundwater Flow in the Fractured System Surrounding a Nuclear Waste Repository

D. Sampietro [1], A. Sáinz-García [1], E. Abarca [1], J. Molinero [1], H. von Schenck [2], O. Wessely [2],
[1] Amphos 21 Consulting S.L., Spain
[2] Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, Sweden

To assess the safety deep geological repositories for nuclear waste, it is important to have a clear understanding of groundwater flow at the interface between the storage vault and the fractured rock. Traditional approaches for modelling groundwater often consider both the geological ... Read More


管伟明 [1], 聂欣 [1],
[1] 新疆大学,乌鲁木齐,新疆,中国

为研究不同加热方式下煤岩内部裂隙在热力耦合作用下的变形特征,建立了微波和常规加热两种数值模型,考查了不同温度场分布特征下裂隙周边应力应变场的变化过程。研究结果表明:微波加热,温度场分布具有内高外低的特征,此时裂隙周边分布的应力多为压应力,且数值较大,裂隙边界位移表现为向内收缩;常规加热,温度场分布具有外高内低的特性,此时裂隙周边分布应力多为拉应力,但量值较低,裂隙边界位移表现为向外扩张;热源越靠近裂隙压应力越明显,反之拉应力明显。 Read More

基于COMSOL Multiphysics的稠油热采过程井筒-储层多场耦合模拟

薛世峰 [1], 王海静 [1], 王斐斐 [1], 郇筱林 [1], 程宇彤 [1], 任星宇 [1], 许高 [1],
[1] 中国石油大学(华东)

注蒸汽热力采油是稠油开发的一种有效方法,它涉及到储层地质、采油工程、传热学、经济分析等多门学科,是一项复杂、技术难度大的系统工程。研究蒸汽吞吐的热力学过程,包括井筒内饱和水蒸汽温度/压力传输、储层内多相流传质传热等,对于优选热采井生产方式和工作制度、提高采收率具有重要意义。本研究针对注蒸汽热采过程,将井筒与储层作为一个统一的系统,考虑井口注汽参数与储层吸汽能力之间的协调关系以及储层温度场、流体场、固体场之间的耦合关系,基于连续介质力学、流体力学、渗流力学、热弹性力学及传热学等相关理论,建立了反映变温、变形影响的井筒-储层耦合数学模型。基于COMSOL ... Read More

COMSOL Modeling of a Submarine Geothermal Chimney

M. Suárez [1], and F. Samaniego [2]
[1]Faculty of Sciences, Michoacán University (UMSNH), Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
[2]Faculty of Engineering Postgrade Studies Division, National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

New geothermal energy sources hold promise for the future. Deep submarine geothermal energy related to hydrothermal vents is emerging in many places along the oceanic spreading centers. Shallow submarine geothermal systems are found near to continental platforms. We present the initial ... Read More

Modeling Self-Potential Effects during Reservoir Stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal System new

G. Perillo[1], A. Monetti[2], A. Troiano[2], M. G. Di Giuseppe[2], C. Troise[2], G. De Natale[2]
[1]University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy
[2]INGV-Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy

Geothermal systems represent a large resource that can provide, with a reasonable investment, a very high and cost-effective power generating capacity. Despite its unquestionable potential, geothermal exploitation has long been perceived as limited, mainly because of the dependence from ... Read More

Assessment of Spatial Variably Saturated Flow by Irrigation Moisture Sensors in 2-Dimensions using the COMSOL Multiphysics 4.1

A. Boluwade, and C. A. Madramootoo
Bioresources Engineering, McGill University
Ste. Anne De Bellevue, QC

This paper reports on the application of COMSOL Multiphysics’ Richard\'s Equation Interface in the assessment of irrigation moisture sensors for detecting the level of water saturation in a spatial variably saturated soil. The Richard\'s Equation (in COMSOL) provides the interface which ... Read More

Finite Element Solution of Nonlinear Transient Rock Damage with Application in Geomechanics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

S. Enayatpour[1], T. Patzek[1]
[1]The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

The increasing energy demand calls for advances in technology which translate into more accurate and complex simulations of physical problems. Understanding the rock damage is essential to understanding the geomechanics of hydrocarbon reservoirs. The fragile microstructure of some ... Read More