Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems

SFB 1313, C04: Control-volume-based approaches to model flow and transport in fractured/fracturing porous media including biological and chemical pore-space alteration

Research project C04 within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1313 "Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media – Flow, Transport and Deformation" funded by the German Research Fondation (DFG) - Project number 327154368

Abstract

Porosity and permeability are two major hydraulic properties that govern flow through porous media. Different kinds of processes can lead to alterations of the pore space which eventually change the hydraulic properties. This project focuses primarily on fluid-solid interfaces that are prone to change as a result of microbial activity. The alterations need to be measured experimentally and interpreted on the scales of interest by means of numerical simulations. It is also required to improve the efficiency of corresponding complex numerical simulation methods.

Further information about this research project

Project leader

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Class

Researcher

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Hommel
Dr.-Ing. Martin Beck (until April 2019)
Felix Weinhardt (M.Sc.)

Department

Duration

01/2018 - 12/2021

Funding

Publications

  1. (Journal-) Articles

    1. von Wolff, L., Weinhardt, F., Class, H., Hommel, J., & Rohde, C. (2021). Investigation of Crystal Growth in Enzymatically Induced Calcite Precipitation by Micro-Fluidic Experimental Methods and Comparison with Mathematical Modeling. Transport in Porous Media, 137(2), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-021-01560-y
    2. Hommel, J., Akyel, A., Frieling, Z., Phillips, A. J., Gerlach, R., Cunningham, A. B., & Class, H. (2020). A Numerical Model for Enzymatically Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation. Applied Sciences, 10(13), 4538. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10134538
    3. Cunningham, A. B., Class, H., Ebigbo, A., Gerlach, R., Phillips, A., & Hommel, J. (2019). Field-scale modeling of microbially induced calcite precipitation. Computational Geosciences, tbd. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10596-018-9797-6
    4. Hommel, J., Coltman, E., & Class, H. (2018). Porosity-Permeability Relations for Evolving Pore Space: A Review with a Focus on (Bio-)geochemically Altered Porous Media. Transport in Porous Media, 2(124), Article 124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1086-2

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apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Holger Class

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Dr.-Ing.

Johannes Hommel

Academic Staff

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M.Sc.

Felix Weinhardt

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