Simulation of the Thermal State of an Underground Gasification Well

  • R. Gorez
  • D. Paillet
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Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 71)


Two mathematical models for the study of the thermal state-in the exhaust well of an underground gasification plant are set up: a distributed parameter model and a reduced-order model of fifth order. Computer requirements and simulation results are presented for both models and compared. It is shown that the reduced-order model retains the major nonlinear and dynamic aspects of the complete model, and will be quite satisfactory for investigations on the control of the plant.


Water Flow Rate Underground Gasification Vaporization Zone Distribute Parameter Model Enthalpy Balance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Gorez
    • 1
  • D. Paillet
    • 1
  1. 1.Louvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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