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Geoenergy Modeling I

Geothermal Processes in Fractured Porous Media

  • Norbert Böttcher
  • Norihiro Watanabe
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
  • Olaf Kolditz

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Also part of the Computational Modeling of Energy Systems book sub series (BRIESCMES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Norbert Böttcher, Norihiro Watanabe, Uwe-Jens Görke, Olaf Kolditz
    Pages 1-8
  3. Norbert Böttcher, Norihiro Watanabe, Uwe-Jens Görke, Olaf Kolditz
    Pages 9-17
  4. Norbert Böttcher, Norihiro Watanabe, Uwe-Jens Görke, Olaf Kolditz
    Pages 19-37
  5. Norbert Böttcher, Norihiro Watanabe, Uwe-Jens Görke, Olaf Kolditz
    Pages 39-90
  6. Norbert Böttcher, Norihiro Watanabe, Uwe-Jens Görke, Olaf Kolditz
    Pages 91-94
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 95-107

About this book

Introduction

Demonstrates how to model flow and heat transport processes in porous and fractured media related to geothermal energy applications

Provides theoretical scientific background and suggestions for future applications

Includes five step-by-step OpenGeoSys exercises, highlighting the most important geothermal computational areas, including heat diffusion, heat advection in porous and fractured media, and heat convection

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.

Keywords

Deep geothermal systems Flow modeling Geothermal energy Geothermal modeling Geothermal resources Geothermal simulation Heat transport OpenGeoSys Porous and fractured media Shallow geothermal systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Norbert Böttcher
    • 1
  • Norihiro Watanabe
    • 2
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
    • 3
  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 4
  1. 1.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Resea LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ReseaLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.UFZHelmholtz Centre for Environm. ReseLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ReseaLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31335-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31333-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31335-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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