Meshfree simulations for solution mining processes
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Experimental and ﬁeld investigations for solution mining processes have improved intensely within the last years. Due to today’s computing capacities, 3D simulations of potential salt solution caverns can further enhance the process understanding. They serve as a “virtual prototype” of a projected site and support planning in reasonable time. In this contribution, we present a meshfree generalized ﬁnite diﬀerence method based on a cloud of numerical points that is able to simulate solution mining processes on microscopic as well as macroscopic scales. Focusing on anticipated industrial requirements, Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations including an ALE-approach are considered.