Finite Element Modeling of Buoyancy-Driven Flow in Natural Geothermal Systems, 2010
Advisors: Inga Berre, Cedric Thieulot, Riske Huismans
Short description of project:
Finite element modelling of buoyancy driven flow in geothermal systems is presented in this thesis. The main focus is on the development of a numerical modelling tool. The program developed is tested for classical benchmarks and correspondence with analytical values for the critical Rayleigh-Darcy numbers for onset of convection and Nusselt numbers for various scenarios is shown.
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