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Discretisations of mixed-dimensional Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical models preserving energy estimates


In this study, we explore mixed-dimensional Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) models in fractured porous media accounting for Coulomb frictional contact at matrix fracture interfaces. The simulation of such models plays an important role in many applications such as hydraulic stimulation in deep geothermal systems and assessing induced seismic risks in CO 2 storage. We first extend to the mixed-dimensional framework the thermodynamically consistent THM models derived in [Coussy] based on first and second principles of thermodynamics. Two formulations of the energy equation will be considered based either on energy conservation or on the entropy balance, assuming a vanishing thermo-poro-elastic dissipation. Our focus is on space time discretisations preserving energy estimates for both types of formulations and for a general single phase fluid thermodynamical model. This is achieved by a Finite Volume discretisation of the non-isothermal flow based on coercive fluxes and a tailored discretisation of the nonconservative convective terms. It is combined with a mixed Finite Element formulation of the contact-mechanical model with face-wise constant Lagrange multipliers accounting for the surface tractions, which preserves the dissipative properties of the contact terms. The discretisations of both THM formulations are investigated and compared in terms of convergence, accuracy and robustness on 2D test cases. It includes a Discrete Fracture Matrix model with a convection dominated thermal regime, and either a weakly compressible liquid or a highly compressible gas thermodynamical model.
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hal-04410001 , version 1 (22-01-2024)


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Jérôme Droniou, Mohamed Laaziri, Roland Masson. Discretisations of mixed-dimensional Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical models preserving energy estimates. 2024. ⟨hal-04410001⟩
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