Modeling dissipative multi-scale systems with non-extensive entropy homogenization: Application to clean energy problems by Manolis VEVEAKIS


June 21, 2022



Place Sainte Barbe, auditorium BARB93

This talk will present modeling approaches for problems where the dissipative (far-from equilibrium) processes operating at the microscope are tightly coupled with the response of the macro scale, thereby prohibiting asymptotic homogenization and scale separation to be valid. An alternative will be presented based on alternative, non-extensive entropy measures from statistical thermodynamics, and the macroscopic structures of the dissipative processes will be presented. Applications of these principles to clean energy problems will be presented, including the control of fracture networks and fault reactivation in geothermal energy production as well as storage of energy residues including nuclear waste, hydrogen and CO2.

Short Bio: Manolis Veveakis is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University. He earned a Ph.D. in 2010 from the Department of Mechanics of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Before joining Duke University, he was a Senior Lecturer at UNSW's School of Petroleum Engineering since 2014 and a Research Scientist in CSIRO's Division of Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering before that. Veveakis holds a Diploma (BSc+MEng) in Applied Mathematics and Physics (MEng in Materials Engineering), an MSc in Applied Mechanics and a PhD in Geomechanics.


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