Energy geotechnics: Advances in subsurface energy recovery, storage, exchange, and waste management

Elsevier, Computers and Geotechnics, May 2016
Authors: 
John S. McCartney, Marcelo Sánchez, Ingrid Tomac

Energy geotechnics involves the use of geotechnical principles to understand and engineer the coupled thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical processes encountered in collecting, exchanging, storing, and protecting energy resources in the subsurface. In addition to research on these fundamental coupled processes and characterization of relevant material properties, applied research is being performed to develop analytical tools for the design and analysis of different geo-energy applications. The aims of this paper are to discuss the fundamental physics and constitutive models that are common to these different applications, and to summarize recent advances in the development of relevant analytical tools.