Numerical modeling of enhanced geothermal systems

Numerical modeling of enhanced geothermal systems

Internship Description

This research project is to apply a fully coupled mathematical model of the thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) coupling process that may significantly influence the overall energy production processes regarding enhance geothermal system (EGS). The student interns will work together with experienced researchers at KAUST to conduct a series of parametric studies regarding EGS reservoirs under various conditions. They will also participate in various academic activities at KAUST to enhance their knowledge and understanding regarding numerical techniques and simulation applications
 
Recommended Student Academic & Research Background: Having an education background on geomechanics and geotechnical engineering,
Programming by Matlab/ C++/Fortran, Familiar with numerical simulation ​

Deliverables/Expectations

1. fluid and heat transfer data with the mechanical effect of the EGS reservoirs
2. A report summarizing the research progress during the internship

Faculty Name

Shuyu Sun

Field of Study

civil engineering, environmental engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering ​