Modeling a Geothermal Field: A Not-Trivial Starter Kit

Luca Meacci
2020 OALib  
In this paper, we discuss the assumptions, the balances, and the constitutive relationships in order to provide a set of tools for the mathematical modeling of a geothermal system. In particular, we present a model for pressure and saturation supposing that: 1) the geothermal fluid flows in a porous medium, 2) it is composed of pure water, 3) the simultaneous presence of the gaseous (vapor) and liquid phases occurs, and 4) the effects of capillarity action can be introduced.
doi:10.4236/oalib.1106836 fatcat:ggmyyr2lrnftthje5mt2vjnqw4