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DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-31335-1
Title (Primary) Geoenergy modeling I: Geothermal processes in fractured porous media
Author Böttcher, N.; Watanabe, N.; Görke, U.-J.; Kolditz, O. ORCID logo
Journal SpringerBriefs in Energy
Year 2016
Department ENVINF
Page To 107
Language englisch
Keywords Energy; Renewable energy resources; Thermodynamics; Heat engineering; Heat transfer; Mass transfer; Renewable energy sources; Alternate energy sources; Green energy industries
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Abstract This introduction to geothermal modeling deals with flow and heat transport processes in porous and fractured media related to geothermal energy applications. Following background coverage of geothermal resources and utilization in several countries, the basics of continuum mechanics for heat transport processes, as well as numerical methods for solving underlying governing equations are discussed. This examination forms the theoretical basis for five included step-by-step OpenGeoSys exercises, highlighting the most important computational areas within geothermal resource utilization, including heat diffusion, heat advection in porous and fractured media, and heat convection. The book concludes with an outlook on practical follow-up contributions investigating the numerical simulation of shallow and deep geothermal systems.
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Böttcher, N., Watanabe, N., Görke, U.-J., Kolditz, O. (2016):
Geoenergy modeling I: Geothermal processes in fractured porous media
SpringerBriefs in Energy
Springer, 107 pp.