Energy Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, Kiel, Germany, 29-31 August 2016, 1st Edition (Pack - Book and CD) book cover

Energy Geotechnics

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, Kiel, Germany, 29-31 August 2016, 1st Edition

Edited by Frank Wuttke, Sebastian Bauer, Marcelo Sanchez

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Energy Geotechnicsincludes 97 technical papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2016, Kiel, Germany, 29-31 August 2016). The contributions provides significant advances and critical challenges facing the areas of fundamentals, constitutive and numerical modelling, testing techniques and energy geotechnics applications.

Energy Geotechnics contains seven regular sessions and six minisymposia, with contributions on discrete and continuum based modelling as well as investigations based on experimental studies at various scales. The papers on discrete and continuum based modelling examine the behaviour of gas hydrate sediments, cyclic and Themo-Hydro-Mechanical (T-H-M) modelling of energy piles, non-linear behaviour of energy geo-storage and geo-structures, deformation of geomaterials, modelling of borehole heat exchangers and energy walls, analysis of hydraulic fracturing and discontinuities in reservoirs, engineering problems involving gas hydrates sediments, and modelling of environmental impact of energy geotechnical processes.

Table of Contents


Potential of district-scale geothermal energy in urban cities

K. Soga, Y. Zhang & R. Choudhary

Multiphysical phenomena and mechanisms involved with energy piles

L. Laloui &A.F. Rotta Loria

Geomechanical and numerical modeling of gas hydrate sediments

M. Sánchez & X. Gai

Coupled chemo-mechanics: A comprehensive process modeling for Energy Geotechnics

T. Hueckel, L.B. Hu & M.M. Hu


Energy geo-storage and geo-structures

Thermomechanical properties of a new small-scale reinforced concrete thermo-active pile for centrifuge testing

A. Minto, A.K. Leung, D. Vitali & J.A. Knappett

Monitoring elastic parameter changes in the vicinity of salt caverns due to cyclic loading by seismic waveform inversion

D. Köhn, D. De Nil, S.A. al Hagrey,W. Rabbel, K. Khaledi, D. König &T. Schanz

Deep geothermal energy wells based on artificial large area fractures

J. Frankovská, M. Ondrášik & Ch. Källberg

Numerical study of bearing capacity and consolidation settlement of energy piles in fine-grained soils

M. Khodaparast, M.A. Kiani & H. Bayesteh

Differences and challenges in salt cavern design for hydrogen, air and natural gas storage

M. Schlichtenmayer & M. Klafki

Effects of transient phenomena on the behaviour of thermo-active piles

K.A. Gawecka, D.M. Potts, D.M.G. Taborda,W. Cui & L. Zdravkovi´c

Determining the maximum operating pressure of gas storage caverns as function of the horizontal in situ geostatic stress

E. Passaris & M. Clemente

Thermo-mechanical behaviour of energy pile in underground railway construction site

M. Adinolfi, A. Mauro, R.M.S. Maiorano, N. Massarotti & S. Aversa

Geotechnical challenges of energy infra-structures

Innovative deep-mixing methods for oil & gas applications

G. Spagnoli, D. Bellato, P. Doherty & G. Murphy

A comparative study of wind farm potential in shallow-waters in Brazil and Scotland

G. Alves & S.B. Mickovski

A new backfill material enhancing axial bedding of district heating pipes

B.Wagner &T. Neidhart

Assessment of geothermal snow-melting system used in cold region area

I.-H. Ho & M. Dickson

Difficult behavior of young continental “loess – like” clayey soil deposits of mud-volcanogenetic heritage in Azerbaijan

E.E. Vicente, A.M. Krumb & F. Ulbricht

Wind farm development and the use of geogrid-stabilised unbound platforms and floating access roads on soft ground

M.A. Horton, T.L.H. Oliver & J. Cook

Static analysis of Mansa Devi hill landslide using FLAC3D

S. Islam & Z.H. Rizvi

Shallow and deep subsurface geo-thermal systems

The influence of natural convection on thermal performance of ground heat exchangers

A. Bidarmaghz & G.A. Narsilio

Geological models as a tool for the planning of deep geothermal projects

F. Hese, K. Lademann, P. Offermann, A. Schaller & C. Thomsen

Effects of ground heat exchanger variable pipe separation in ground-source heat pump systems

N. Makasis, G.A. Narsilio, A. Bidarmaghz & I.W. Johnston

Numerical study of the performance of energy diaphragm walls

D. Rammal, H. Mroueh, S. Burlon & M.E. Suryatriyastuti

Analysis of thermally induced mechanical interactions in energy pile groups

A.F. Rotta Loria & L. Laloui

Ground thermal response to borehole ground heat exchangers

O. Mikhaylova, I.W. Johnston & G.A. Narsilio

Effect of moisture migration on the thermal conductivity of a geothermal well seal

C.Walton-Macaulay, J.C. Evans & L. Daher

Heat content in soil-borehole thermal energy systems in the vadose zone

T. Ba¸ser, Y. Dong & J.S. McCartney

Advanced shallow geothermal systems: Temperature induced cracking of backfill materials and system hydraulic conductivity

H. Anbergen,W. Rühaak, I. Sass & J. Frank

Natural and hydraulic fractured reservoirs

Studying cryogenic fracturing process using transparent specimens

M. Cha, N.B. Alqahtani, B. Yao, L.Wang, X. Yin, Y.S.Wu &T.J. Kneafsey

Interactions between hydraulic fracture and interfaces in layered formations

S.M. Ham, T.-H. Kwon &Y.J. Sim

A parametric sensitivity study on CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers accounting for hydro-mechanical microfracturing

A.B. Tatomir, I. Tomac & M. Sauter

Experimental study of proppant particle-particle interaction micromechanics during flow and transport in the fracture

I. Tomac & L. Luo

Modeling of discrete intersecting discontinuities in rock mass using XFEM/level set approach

K.C. Das, S.S. Sandha, E. Rodrigues, U. Mello, I. Carol, P.E. Vargas, N.A. González, J.M. SeguraSerra & M.R. Lakshmikantha

DEM modeling of hydraulic fracturing in fractured shale formation: Effect of inherent anisotropy and induced anisotropy

K. Duan & C.Y. Kwok

Comparison of discrete and equivalent continuum approaches to simulate the mechanical behavior of jointed rock masses

N.A. González, P.E. Vargas, I. Carol, K.C. Das, S.S. Sandha, E. Rodrigues, U. Mello, J.M. Segura & M.R. Lakshmikantha

THMC behavior of geomaterials

Thermal-hydraulic modelling a Canadian deep geological repository

P. Abootalebi & G.A. Siemens

Behaviour of kaolinite and bentonite at elevated and lowered temperatures

T. Ring, C. Leo & S. Liyanapathirana

Analysis of cement-based thermal energy storages considering natural convection

H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha & F.Wuttke

Experimental and constitutive study of the thermo-mechanical behavior of an oil sand

M. Mohamadi, E. Piotrowska & R.G.Wan

Effect of temperature and pressure on mechanical behavior of rock salt in underground storage caverns

K. Khaledi, E. Mahmoudi, D. König &T. Schanz

CTE analysis of saturated cement-based sensible heat storage materials

H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha & F.Wuttke

A laboratory investigation on the thermo-mechanical behaviour of thermal piles in sand

A. Rafiei, C. Arya, S.W. James, R.G. Correia & R. Fuentes

Temperature dependence of elastic P- and S-wave properties of rocks: Applications to geothermal reservoir evaluation

H.B. Motra & F.Wuttke

Numerical methods and algorithms in energy geotechnics

Inverse-volume pore pressure projection technique for the coupling of reservoir flow and geomechanics simulators

P.E. Vargas, N.A. González, C.N. Mena Paz, M. de Bayser, P.W. Bryant, J.M. Segura & M.R. Lakshmikantha

Axisymmetric transient modelling of a suction caisson in sand: A numerical study

B. Cerfontaine, F. Collin & R. Charlier

Modelling the environmental impact of underground coal gasification

B.D. Roullier, P.A. Langston & X.L. Li

Stability analysis of large diameter boreholes using finite element modelling

C. Morris, A. Cardoso & S. Raymackers

Thermo-mechanical hypoplastic interface model for fine-grained soils

H. Stutz, D. Mašín, F.Wuttke & B. Prädel

A novel cavity expansion-based analytical tool and its potential application for energy pile foundation

H. Zhou, G. Kong, H. Liu, Y.Wu & G. Li

Numerical analysis of heat conduction in granular geo-material using lattice element method

Z.H. Rizvi, A.S. Sattari & F.Wuttke

Thermo-hydraulic coupled modelling: Analysis of thermal enhanced backfill structures and materials for near-shore power cables

K. Sembdner, H. Anbergen & F.Wuttke

Experimental studies and material design in energy geotechnics

Development of laboratory system for cryogenic fracturing study

M. Cha, N.B. Alqahtani, B. Yao, X. Yin, Y.S.Wu &T.J. Kneafsey

Steady state vs transient thermal conductivity of soils

H. Hailemariam, D. Shrestha & F.Wuttke

Determination of time-dependent undrained shear strength of mining landfill

M. Uhlig, I. Herle & C. Karcher

Enhancement of soil thermal conductivity in dry condition

D. Shrestha, H. Hailemariam & F.Wuttke

Heat energy recovery from waste water in the Glasgow Subway system

N. Hytiris, K. Ninikas, R. Emmanuel & P.L. Younger

Potential of nano material (SiC) for improving the thermal properties of sand

Z.H. Rizvi, K. Sembdner, A.S. Sattari & F.Wuttke

Bearing capacity and settlement of raft-pile foundations under cyclic loading

I.T. Mirsayapov & M.I. Shakirov

Calculation model of foundation base settlement at the static and cyclic regime loading

I.T. Mirsayapov, I.V. Koroleva & D.D. Sabirzyanov


Minisymposium geomechanical characterization and modeling of hydrate bearing sediments

The role of high-pressure flow-through experiments for evaluating the mechanical behaviour of gas hydrate-bearing soils

C. Deusner, E. Kossel, N. Bigalke, M. Haeckel, S. Gupta, M. Freise, H. Anbergen &T.Wille

Influence particle size on strength of gas hydrate cemented granular materials

B.N. Madhusudhan & C.R.I. Clayton

Sand production modeling of the 2013 Nankai offshore gas production test

S. Uchida, A. Klar & K. Yamamoto

A small pore size effect on dissociation behavior of gas hydrates in fine-grained sediments

T. Park, H.-S. Kim &T.-H. Kwon

Experimental and numerical studies on geomechanical behavior of various gas hydrate-bearing sediments in China

X.G. Xie, Y.F. Leung, S. Uchida, J.S. Lu, D.L. Li & D.Q. Liang

A new software collection for 3D processing of X-ray CT images

S. Chauhan,W. Rühaak, I. Sass, H. Anbergen, A. Kabdenov, M. Freise &T.Wille

Predicting deformation of MHBS during hydrate dissociation using a state-dependent critical state model

J. Shen, C.F. Chiu, G.H. Lei, J. Xu & C.W.W. Ng

Composite model to reproduce the mechanical behaviour of Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediments

M. De La Fuente, J. Vaunat & H. Marín-Moreno

Minisymposium shallow geothermal systems

Shallow geothermal systems – geophysical support for geothermal planning maps

R. Kirsch, A.Wolf, K. Baezner, C. Thomsen & H.Wiederhold

Validation of a numerical model for the design of borehole heat exchangers in the presence of groundwater flow

J. Van Steenwinkel, D. Simpson, M. Degros,W. Vienne, G. Van Lysebetten & M. Müller-Petke

Fiber-optic temperature measurements in closed-loop geothermal systems: A case study in heterogeneous bedrock

G. Radioti, S. Delvoie, K. Sartor, F. Nguyen & R. Charlier

Temperature distribution in the vicinity of a borehole heat exchanger for intermittent heat extraction: An analytical solution

S. Erol & B. François

Use underground reservoir in Taipei basin as cooling source for air conditioners

H.J. Liao & C. Kuo

Cyclic loading effects on soil-energy pile interaction

S. Xiao, M.T. Suleiman, R. Elzeiny & M.J. Al-Khawaja

Benefits and optimisation of district hybrid ground source heat pump systems

O. Mikhaylova, R. Choudhary, K. Soga & I.W. Johnston

Minisymposium thermo-active foundations, tunnels and earth-coupled structures

Thermo-mechanical finite element analyses of energy walls

D. Sterpi & L. Mauri

Lessons learned from mechanical monitoring of a thermoactive pile

J. Habert, M. El’Mejahed & J.B. Bernard

Effect of forced thermal recharging on the thermal behaviour of a field scale geothermal energy pile

M. Faizal &A. Bouazza

Numerical investigation of the mechanical behaviour of single energy piles and energy pile groups

C. Tsetoulidis, A. Naskos & K. Georgiadis

Thermo-mechanical behavior of small scale energy pile in dry sand

V.T. Nguyen, A.M. Tang & J.M. Pereira

Long term monitoring of CFA energy pile schemes in the UK

F.A. Loveridge,W. Powrie, T. Amis, M.Wischy & J. Kiauk

Numerical analysis of thermal cycling during a multi-stage energy pile thermal response test

F. Cecinato, R. Piglialepre, F.A. Loveridge & D. Nicholson

An investigation of the potential thermal energy of geothermal tunnels with focus on a case study in Stuttgart, Germany

P. Buhmann, B.Westrich, C. Moormann, A. Bidarmaghz & G. Narsilio

Minisymposium trends and challenges in energy geotechnical storage systems and materials

Probabilistic analysis of a rock salt cavern with application to energy storage systems, using subset simulation methodology

E. Mahmoudi, K. Khaledi, D. König &T. Schanz

Effect of degree of saturation on thermal conductivity of CLSM used for a horizontal ground coupled heat pump system

T.M. Do, Y.S. Kim, C.H. Lee & M.Q. Dang

Evaluation of temperature controlled oedometer test apparatus

Y. Li, M. Karstunen, M. Karlsson & J. Dijkstra

Numerical modelling of the cyclic behaviour of rock material in the context of underground pumped storage hydroelectricity

B. Cerfontaine, F. Collin & R. Charlier

A small geothermal project of low enthalpy in Bío Bío sand

V. Hernández, D. Böttcher & F.A. Villalobos

Determination of interface temperatures at scaled borehole heat exchanger physical models using distributed temperature sensing

K.S.O. Seibertz, T. Vienken, H. Shao, P. Dietrich & F. Händel

Minisymposium geotechnics risk and items for underground nuclear power plants

Underground nuclear power plants

P. Duffaut

Why do nuclear engineers refuse to consider the concept of underground power plants?

D. De Bruyn & P. Duffaut

Underground nuclear power plants: A realistic option?

Varun, C. Fairhurst, M. Pierce, H. Lagger & P. Duffaut

Minisymposium geotechnics for nuclear waste disposal

An analytical study of PRACLAY Heater test

G.J. Chen, L. Yu & X.L. Li

Experimental study of thermal effects on clay rock for deep disposal of radioactive waste

C.-L. Zhang

Temperature impact on the creep behaviour of compacted illitic clay

N. Jarad, O. Cuisinier & F. Masrouri

Impact of temperature variation on pressuremeter test parameters in compacted soils

A. Boukelia, H. Eslami, S. Rosin-Paumier & F. Masrouri

Clay-water interactions in swelling claystones: The case of the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone

H. Menaceur, P. Delage, A.M. Tang & J. Talandier

Air injection tests in two argillaceous rock formations: Experimental results and modelling

L. Gonzalez-Blanco, E. Romero, X.L. Li, X. Sillen, P. Marschall & C. Jommi

About the Editors

Frank Wuttke is professor and head of Geomechanics and Geotechnics at the Institute of Geoscience of Kiel University since 2013. He studied civil engineering, obtained his PhD and habilitation at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. His expertise lies in the experimental developments in material design for energy geotechnic structures, the behavior of unsaturated soils, developments in soil-structure-interaction, process monitoring methods and material identification. His working field includes dynamic material behavior, wave propagation and dynamic soil-structure interaction. Currently, he actively works in the developments of energy geostorage systems and numerical simulation of microstructure based coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of geomaterials including fracture modeling. He is member of different national and international task forces in geotechnical and energy-geotechnical fields.

Sebastian Bauer is professor and leader of the Geohydromodelling group at the Institute of Geosciences of Kiel University (Germany) since 2007. He studied Physics and obtained his PhD and habilitation in Geosciences at the Centre of Applied Geosciences, Tuebingen University (Germany). His expertise is the analysis and numerical simulation of coupled non-isothermal multiphase fluid flow and reactive transport processes in subsurface porous media. Application areas include reactive transport at contaminated groundwater sites, heat and energy storage in the subsurface, shallow and middle deep geothermal use, geological CO2 sequestration, nuclear waste storage and karst genesis simulations. His special interest is the coupled phenomena encountered in these subsurface application areas and their representation in numerical codes and applications. He has coordinated large joint research projects and is currently coordinator of the ANGUS project on subsurface energy storage.

Marcelo Sánchez was appointed as an associated professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering TAMU in September 2009. He obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de San Juan (Argentina). His Master and Ph.D. (2004) degrees are from the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona, Spain). His expertise lies in the analysis of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical and Chemical (THMC) coupled problems in geological media. The main applications of his research are related to the design of nuclear waste disposal, the study of gas production from hydrate bearing sediments, the behavior of unsaturated soils and expansive clays, design of energy piles, the behavior of frozen soils, and the design of underground compressed air storage system. He has published more than 100 peer review papers. He is acting as an Associated Editor of five International journals, and is one of the recipients of the "George Stephenson Medal 2012" (ICE, UK), and other awards. He is the Chairman of the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC308 on "Energy Geotechnics".

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