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Journal of Thermal Science

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 405–412 | Cite as

A Computational Investigation of the Thermohydraulics of an EGS Project

  • Ali Cemal Benim
  • Aydin Cicek
  • Arif Mert Eker
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Abstract

A numerical analysis of the thermohydraulics of an enhanced geothermal system project is presented. The rock structures are modelled as porous medium, based on the computationally obtained hydraulic fracturing data of other authors. The influence of the domain size, grid resolution, temporal resolution and the discretization scheme is assessed to obtain a highly accurate numerical solution under the prevailing modelling assumptions. Based on the numerical model, different production scenarios are investigated and discussed. The relative positioning of the injection and production ports is also analyzed. It is shown that there is a considerable potential for optimizing the production rate and the port configuration to obtain the most favorable results for the production temperature, investment costs and operation costs.

Keywords

enhanced geothermal system hot dry rock thermohydraulics numerical analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Cemal Benim
    • 1
  • Aydin Cicek
    • 2
  • Arif Mert Eker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Center of Flow Simulation (CFS)Düsseldorf University of Applied SciencesDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Department of Energy Raw Materials and SurveyGeneral Directorate of Mineral Research and ExplorationAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.HD Energy, Inc.IzmirTurkey

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