Applied Mathematical Physics
One research group at the department has since 1977 dealt with thermal
analyses of different types of ground heat systems. The ground heat
systems consist of systems for storing and retrieving heat in the
ground, as well as systems used mainly for extraction of ground
heat. The thermohydraulic processes in the ground are governed by
coupled partial differential equations, which are solved by means
of analytical and numerical methods. Several computer programs have
been developed that deal with all aspects of the thermal processes,
from fundamental particular processes to detailed threedimensional
simulation models with arbitrary timedependent loading conditions.
Other problems that involve similar equations are also studied,
e.g., groundwater movement around a nuclear waste repository and
convective heat and moisture transport in building
materials.
Last updated 18/2 2004 by Johan Gröqvist
