James W. Mercer
Charles R. Faust
1977
Model documentation is presented for a two-dimensional (areal) heat-transport model capable of simulating both water- and vapor-dominated geothermal reservoirs that conform with the assumptions of the model. Finite-difference techniques are used to solve for the dependent variables pressure and enthalpy. The program is designed to simulate time-dependent problems such as those associated with geothermal reservoirs undergoing exploitation, and can treat the transition from compressed water to two-phase flow. In order to simulate more complicated field problems the present program is being extended, and therefore the model described in this report is referred to as VERSION I. A listing of the computer code is included. (Woodard-USGS)
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10.3133/ofr77234
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U.S. Geological Survey,
Finite-difference model of two-dimensional, single, and two-phase heat transport in a porous medium - Version I
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