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  author       = {Naumov, Dmitri and
                  Bilke, Lars and
                  Lehmann, Christoph and
                  Fischer, Thomas and
                  Wang, Wenqing and
                  Silbermann, Christian and
                  Thiedau, Jan and
                  Selzer, Philipp},
  title        = {OpenGeoSys},
  month        = jun,
  year         = 2024,
  publisher    = {Zenodo},
  version      = {6.5.2},
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.11652195},
  url          = {}

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Kolditz, O. and Bauer, S. and Bilke, L. and Böttcher, N. and Delfs, J. and Fischer, T. and Görke, U. and Kalbacher, T. and Kosakowski, G. and McDermott, C. and Park, C. and Radu, F. and Rink, K. and Shao, H. and Shao, H. and Sun, F. and Sun, Y. and Singh, A. and Taron, J. and Walther, M. and Wang, W. and Watanabe, N. and Wu, Y. and Xie, M. and Xu, W. and Zehner, B. (2012): OpenGeoSys: an open-source initiative for numerical simulation of thermo-hydro-mechanical/chemical (THM/C) processes in porous media. Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 67, p. 589-599, DOI:10.1007/s12665-012-1546-x
Bilke, Lars and Flemisch, Bernd and Kalbacher, Thomas and Kolditz, Olaf and Helmig, Rainer and Nagel, Thomas (2019): Development of Open-Source Porous Media Simulators: Principles and Experiences. Transport in Porous Media, vol. 130, p. 337-361, Springer, DOI:10.1007/s11242-019-01310-1
Lu, Renchao and Nagel, Thomas and Poonoosamy, Jenna and Naumov, Dmitri and Fischer, Thomas and Montoya, Vanessa and Kolditz, Olaf and Shao, Haibing (2022): A new operator-splitting finite element scheme for reactive transport modeling in saturated porous media. Computers & Geosciences, vol. 163, p. 105106, DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2022.105106

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