Rainer Helmig

Professor & Chair
Hydromechanics & Modelling of Hydrosystems
University of Stuttgart
E-mail: rainer.helmig@iws.uni-stuttgart.de
Page: http://www.hydrosys.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/person.php?name=21

Fields of interest:

Multiphase physics in porous media

Flow and transport processes in the subsurface

Numerical methods


Recent publications:

J. Fritz, B. Flemisch, and R. Helmig:
“Decoupled and multiphysics models for non-isothermal compositional two-phase flow in porous media”,
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., Vol. 9, (2012), No. 1, pp. 17-28.

R. Helmig, J. Niessner, B. Flemisch, M. Wolff, and J. Fritz:
“Efficient modelling of flow and transport in porous media using multi-physics and multi-scale approaches”.
In: W. Freeden, Z. Nashed, and T. Sonar (eds.): Handbook of Geomathematics, Springer-Verlag, 2010, pp. 417-458.

T.L. van Noorden, I.S. Pop, A. Ebigbo, and R. Helmig:
“An upscaled model for biofilm growth in a thin strip”,
Water Resour. Res., Vol. 46, (2010), W06505, DOI: 10.1029/2009WR008217.

A. Kopp, H. Class, and R. Helmig:
“Investigations on CO2 storage capacity in saline aquifers: Part 1. Dimensional analysis of flow processes and reservoir characteristics”,
Int. J. Greenh. Gas Con., Vol. 3, (2009), No. 3, pp. 263-276, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2008.10.002.

J. Niessner and R. Helmig:
Multi-scale modeling of three-phase – three-component processes in heterogeneous porous media”,
Adv. Water Resour., Vol. 30, (2007), No. 11, pp. 2309-2325, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2007.05.008.

M. Acosta, C. Merten, G. Eigenberger, H. Class, R. Helmig, B. Thoben, and H. Müller-Steinhagen:
“Modeling non-isothermal two-phase multicomponent flow in the cathode of PEM fuel cells”,
J. Power Sources, Vol. 159, (2006), No. 2, pp. 1123-1141, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2005.12.068.

C. Braun, R. Helmig, and S. Manthey:
“Macro-scale effective constitutive relationships for two-phase flow processes in heterogeneous porous media with emphasis on the relative permeability – saturation relationship”,
J. Contam. Hydrol., Vol. 76, (2005), No. 1-2, pp. 47-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2004.07.009.

S. Manthey, S.M. Hassanizadeh, and R. Helmig:
“Macro-scale dynamic effects in homogeneous and heterogeneous porous media”,
Transport Porous Med., Vol. 58, (2005), No. 1-2, pp. 121-145, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-004-5472-6.

H. Class, R. Helmig, and P. Bastian:
“Numerical simulation of non-isothermal multiphase multicomponent processes in porous media – 1. An efficient solution technique”,
Adv. Water Resour., Vol. 25, (2002), No. 5, pp. 533-550, DOI: 10.1016/S0309-1708(02)00014-3.

R. Helmig:
“Multiphase Flow and Transport Processes in the Subsurface: A Contribution to the Modeling of Hydrosystems”,
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1997 (also translated into Japanese, Springer, Tokyo, 2004).