The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Geothermal multiphysics simulations

The Pawsey Centre utilises a novel geothermal technique, known as groundwater cooling, for temperature control of its computational hardware. This project will utilise Magnus to conduct large finite element simulations of the groundwater cooling system, which can be used to optimise the system and explore its behaviour and impacts under varying conditions. Other processes relevant to geothermal systems, such as ductile fracture, will also be investigated. Simulations will be conducted using the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE), which is capable of taking advantage of very large computational resources to solve the tightly coupled equations that describe processes in geothermal systems.

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