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Flow in porous media

Subsurface flows are strongly influenced by the presence of fractures. While small and micro-fractures can be easily accounted for by means of upscaling techniques, large fractures and faults play a more complex role, acting as paths or barriers for the flow. These effects are very relevant for many applications such […]

Geodynamics

Plate tectonics is a theory that describes the evolution of Earth’s lithosphere. The lithosphere is broken up in a set of regions called plates moving on the fluid-like asthenosphere; due to this motions earthquakes, volcanic activity and orogeny occur along plates boundaries. The relative motions of plates determine the type […]

Geomechanics modelling

We are investigating geomechanical problems in the presence of fractures and faults. We suppose that the physical model consists of two parts: the solid component representing the crust porous material, and the fluid component that represents water and, eventually, oil and/or gas. The solid model is then augmented taking into […]

Reviews of NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

by A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco and F. Saleri Springer, 2nd ed., 2007 This book provides the mathematical foundations of numerical methods and demonstrates their performance on examples, exercises and real-life applications. This is done using the MATLAB software environment, which allows an easy implementation and testing of the algorithms for […]

Available toolchains

Our environmental module system  gives access to several toolchains, all based on the GlibC Linux library and a specific GCC suite. Check with the command module avail to list the active toolchains.

Earthquakes simulation

SPEED – SPectral Elements in Elastodynamics with Discontinuous Galerkin SPEED is a discontinuous Galerkin spectral element code for the reliable prediction of near-fault ground motions and seismic response of strategic structures in complex 3D scenarios. It could be employed to establish collapse-prevention strategies for strategic structures located in the proximity […]