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  • Main Title Validation of a Geothermal Simulator


  • Author: Shook, G.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Faulder, D.D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Geothermal Energy Program (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: United States
    Additional Info: DOEEEGTP (USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Tech Pgm)


  • Creation: 1991-10-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A geothermal simulator, TETRAD, is validated against the Stanford Geothermal Problem Set. The governing equations, formulation, and solution technique employed by TETRAD are first outlined. Each problem in the Stanford Problem Set is then discussed in detail, and results from the simulations are presented. The results obtained using TETRAD are compared against several other geothermal simulators. Favorable comparison between results indicates that TETRAD is capable of solving the highly non-linear equations describing the flow of mass and energy in porous media. This validation exercise allows for the use of TETRAD in studying geothermal problems with a high degree of confidence.


  • STI Subject Categories: 99 General And Miscellaneous//Mathematics, Computing, And Information Science
  • Keyword: Nonlinear Problems Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Geothermal Resources
  • Keyword: Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Porous Materials
  • Keyword: Simulators
  • STI Subject Categories: 15 Geothermal Energy
  • Keyword: T Codes
  • Keyword: Validation
  • Keyword: Mass Transfer


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: EGG-EP-9851
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/893431
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 893431
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875361