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MIT Geonumerics Group focuses on problems of geomechanics, particulary in the energy sector.

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We are developing next generation geonumerical simulators

MIT GeoNumerics Group focuses on problems of geomechanics, particulary in the energy sector.

Our main focus

The MIT Geonumerics group is dedicated to the development and implementation of next generation numerical simulator technologies and algorithms as they apply to problems in geoscience, particularly those involving permeable rock and complex multi-phase fluid flows. Such characteristics are key when simulating grain scale physics in oil reservoir rock and problems related to hydrates, carbon sequestration, hydrofracture, and coal seam gas.

To properly, and efficiently, explore these subjects we develop our own numerical simulators in house. By ensuring proper cache usage, memory access patterns, and correctly coordinateing the exchange of information between machines, we are able to maximise the performance advantages of cutting edge hardware.


Parallel Computing All Code used by MIT Geonumerics is written by MIT Geonumerics. Our state of the art parallel programming platform spreads work easily accross cores and machines.
Fracture Behaviour Our next generation SPH solver is capable of exploring in detail the driving mechanics of rock fracture.
Macroscale Flow Initially developed for free surface problems, we have used our SPH solver to explore problems relating to rogue wave impact of offshore structures.
Microscale Flow Using our coupled LBM-DEM solver we have gained a thorough understanding of fluid and suspension rheology as it relates to microscale flow through proous media and fractures.
Reduced Order Modelling By considering only those modes which affect a problem solution, our work on reduced order modelling has shown speedups of up to 100x, at a negligible cost in accuracey.
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