Dr.ir. R. (Rafid) Al-Khoury

Profile

  • Ph.D. (Cum Laude) Civil Engineering, Computational Mechanics,
    Delft University of Technology
  • M.Sc. (Distinction) Civil Engineering, IHE-Delft University of Technology
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Technical University of Baghdad

Research

Computational poromechanics for advanced numerical modelling of multiphase, multiphysics, multidomains, focusing on:

  • CO2 geosequestration
  • Deep geothermal systems
  • Shallow geothermal systems
  • Freezing and thawing in porous media
  • Porodynamics
  • Fluid hydrodynamics
  • Effectively mesh- and geometry-independent finite element schemes

Spectral analysis for advanced analytical modelling, focusing on:

  • Shallow geothermal systems
  • Wave propagation in multilayer systems
  • Inverse problems and parameter identification
  • Spectral Element Method

Arzanfudi, M.M., Al-Khoury, R. (2018)
Freezing-thawing of porous media: An extended finite element approach for soil freezing and thawing.
Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 119, 210-226.

BniLam, N., Al-Khoury, R., Shiri, A., Sluys, L.J.  (2018)
A semi-analytical model for detailed 3D heat flow in shallow geothermal systems
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 123, 911-927.

Arzanfudi, M.M., Al-Khoury, R (2017)
Thermo-hydrodynamic-mechanical multiphase flow model for CO2 sequestration in fracturing porous media.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, DOI: 10.1002/fld.4364

Al-Khoury, R., Focaccia, S. (2016)
A spectral model for transient heat flow in a double U-tube geothermal heat pump system.
Renewable Energy, Vol. 85, 195-205

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Arzanfudi, M.M., Al-Khoury, R. (2018)
Freezing-thawing of porous media: An extended finite element approach for soil freezing and thawing.
Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 119, 210-226.

BniLam, N., Al-Khoury, R., Shiri, A., Sluys, L.J.  (2018)
A semi-analytical model for detailed 3D heat flow in shallow geothermal systems
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 123, 911-927.

Arzanfudi, M.M., Al-Khoury, R (2017)
Thermo-hydrodynamic-mechanical multiphase flow model for CO2 sequestration in fracturing porous media.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, DOI: 10.1002/fld.4364.

BniLam, N., Al-Khoury, R. (2017)
A spectral element model for nonhomogeneous heat flow in shallow geothermal systems.
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 104, 703-717

Arzanfudi, M.M., Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Sluys, L.J. (2016)
Multidomain-staggered coupling technique for Darcy-Navier Stokes multiphase flow: An application to CO2 geosequestration
Finite Elements in Analysis and Design , Vol. 121, 52-63

BniLam, N., Al-Khoury, R. (2016)
Transient heat conduction in an infinite medium subjected to multiple cylindrical heat sources: An application to shallow geothermal systems
Renewable Energy, Vol. 97, 145-154

BniLam, N., Al-Khoury, R. (2016)
A spectral model for heat transfer with friction heat gain in geothermal boreole heat exchangers
Applied Mathematical Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2016.02.031

Akbar, S., Fathianpour, N., Al-Khoury, R. (2016)
A finite element model for high enthalpy two-phase flow in geothermal wellbores
Renewable Energy, Vol. 94, 223-236

Al-Khoury, R., Focaccia, S. (2016)
A spectral model for transient heat flow in a double U-tube geothermal heat pump system
Renewable Energy, Vol. 85, 195-205

Arzanfudi, M.M., Al-Khoury, R (2015)
A compressible two-fluid multiphase model for CO2 leakage through a wellbore
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, DOI: 10.1002/fld.3990

Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Nick, H.M., Hicks, M.A. (2015)
A prototype design model for deep low-enthalpy hydrothermal systems
Renewable Energy, Vol. 77, 408-422

Arzanfudi, M.M., Al-Khoury, R., Sluys, L.J. (2014)
A computational model for fluid leakage in heterogeneous layered porous media
Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 73, 214-226.

Saeid, S., Al-Khoury, R., Nick, H.M., Barends, F. (2014)
Experimental -numerical study of heat flow in deep low-enthalpy geothermal conditions.
Renewable Energy. Vol. 62, 716-730.

Talebian, M., Al-Khoury, R., Sluys, L.J. (2013)
A Computational Model for Coupled Multiphysics Processes of CO2 Sequestration in Fractured Porous media.
Advances in Water Resources. Vol. 59, 238-255.

Talebian, M., Al-Khoury, R., Sluys, L.J. (2013)
Coupled Electrokinetic-Hydromechanic Model for CO2 Sequestration in Porous Media.
Transport in Porous Media. Vol. 98, 287-321

Talebian, M., Al-Khoury, R., Sluys, L.J. (2013)
An Extended Finite Element Model for CO2 Sequestration.
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. Vol. 23(8), 1421-1448

Saeid, S., Al-Khoury,  R., Barends, F. (2013)
An Efficient Computational Model for Deep Low-enthalpy Geothermal Systems.
Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 51, 400-409.

Nabi, M., Al-Khoury, R. (2012)
An Efficient Finite Volume Model for Shallow Geothermal Systems. Part I: Model Formulation.
Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 49, 290-296.

Nabi, M., Al-Khoury, R. (2012)
An Efficient Finite Volume Model for Shallow Geothermal Systems. Part II: Verification, validation and grid convergence.
Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 49, 297-307.

Al-Khoury, R. (2012)
A Spectral Model for Shallow Geothermal Systems.
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 22(1), 49-72

Al-Khoury, R., Weerheijm, J., Dingerdis, K. and Sluijs, L.J. (2011)
An Adaptive Time Integration Scheme for Blast Loading on a Saturated Soil Mass.
Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 38(4), 448-464.

Al-Khoury, R. (2010)
Spectral Framework for Geothermal Borehole Heat Exchangers.
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. Vol. 20(7), 773-793.

Al-Khoury, R., Kölbel, T., Schramedei, R. (2010)
Efficient numerical modeling of borehole heat exchangers
Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 36, 1301-1315.

van der Meer, F. P., Al-Khoury, R. and Sluys, L. J. (2009)
Time-dependent Shape Functions for Modeling Highly Transient Geothermal Systems.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 77, 240–260.

Al-Khoury, R., Scarpas, A., Kasbergen, C., and Blaauwendraad, J. (2007)
Nonhomogeneous spectral element for wave motion in multilayer systems
International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Vol. 7(5), 362-370.

Al-Khoury, R. and Sluys, L.J. (2007)A computational model for fracturing porous mediaInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Volume 70(4) , Pages 423 – 444.

Al-Khoury, R., and Bonnier, P.G. (2006)
Efficient Finite Element Formulation for Geothermal Heating Systems. Part II: Transient. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 67, 725-745.

Al-Khoury, R., Bonnier, P.G. and Brinkgreve, R.B.J. (2005)
Efficient Finite Element Formulation for Geothermal Heating Systems. Part I: Steady State. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 63 (7), 988-1013.

Al-Khoury, R., Scarpas, A. Kasbergen, C. Blaauwendraad, J. (2002)
Spectral element technique for efficient parameter identification of layered media. Part III. Viscoelastic Aspects.
International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 39, 2189-2201.

Al-Khoury, R., Kasbergen, C., Scarpas, A. and Blaauwendraad, J. (2002)
Poroelastic Spectral Element for Wave Propagation and Parameter Identification in Multi-Layer Systems.
International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 39, 4073-4091.

Al-Khoury, R., Scarpas, A. Kasbergen, C. Blaauwendraad, J. (2001)
Spectral element technique for efficient parameter identification of layered media. Part I: Forward calculation.
International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 38, 1605-1623.

Al-Khoury, R., Scarpas, A. Kasbergen, C. Blaauwendraad, J. (2001)
Spectral element technique for efficient parameter identification of layered media. Part II: Inverse calculation.
International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 38, 8753-8772.

Al-Khoury, R., Scarpas, A. Kasbergen, C. Blaauwendraad, J. (2001)
Forward and Inverse models for parameter identification of layered media.
International Journal of Geomechanics. Vol. 1(4), 441-458.

2018: Chair of the Program Committee of the InterPore 10th Annual Meeting and Jubilee.


2017
: Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, and Member of the Program Committee of the 9th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting.

Computational Modeling of Shallow Geothermal Systems.  CRC Press/Taylor & Frances, 2012.

Computational Models for CO2-Geosequestration & Compressed Air Energy Storage.  CRC Press/Taylor & Frances, 2014.

Rafid Al-Khoury

Senior Researcher

Department:
Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Section:
Applied Mechanics

Chair:
Computational Mechanics

Secretary: 
Iris Nederhof-van Woggelum


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