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FINITE ELEMENT METHOD TO VISUALIZE FLOW PATTERN AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL LIQUID-DOMINATED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM

Jurnal SIGMA, ISSN: 1410-5888
Volume 7, Nomor 1, Januari 2004

FINITE ELEMENT METHOD TO VISUALIZE FLOW PATTERN AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL LIQUID-DOMINATED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM

Yosaphat Sumardi
Department of Physics Education, FMIPA Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
Alamat e-mail: yosaphat@indosat.net.id
The Houw Liong, Srijatno Wirjosoedirdjo, Alamta Singarimbu
Department of Physics, FMIPA Institut Teknologi Bandung

Abstract

The finite element method is used to visualize the development of flow pat­tern and temperature distribution in two-dimensional liquid-dominated geothermal system. This system is assumed as a homogenous porous host rock that is fully saturated by pure water. FEMLAB software is used to solve the differential equa­tions of flow and transport simultaneously. The different flow pattern and tempera­ture distribution appear with increasing simulation time.

Keywords:

Finite element method, flow pattern, temperature distribution, two-dimen­sional liquid-dominated geothermal system

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