FEHM: finite element heat and mass transfer code
The finite element heat and mass (FEHM) transfer code is a computer code developed to simulate geothermal and hot dry rock reservoirs. It is also applicable to natural-state studies of geothermal systems and ground-water flow. It solves the equations of heat and mass transfer for multiphase flow in porous and permeable media using the finite element method. The code also has provisions for a noncoupled tracer; that is, the tracer solutions do not affect the heat and mass transfer solutions. It can simulate two-dimensional, two-dimensional radial, or three-dimensional geometries. A summary of the equations in the model, the numerical solution procedure, and model verification and validation are provided in this report. A user's guide and sample problems are included in the appendices. 17 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.
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- Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
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- 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; F CODES; HOT-DRY-ROCK SYSTEMS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; HEAT TRANSFER; MASS TRANSFER; MULTIPHASE FLOW; POROUS MATERIALS; COMPUTER CODES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; FLUID FLOW; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; MATERIALS; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; SIMULATION; WELLS Geothermal Legacy
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