Profile & expertise
TU Darmstadt is a public research institution. The field of Geothermal Science and Technology has scientific and engineering roots and combines basic geoscientific knowledge with the requirements of practical industry applications. The research focus of the Department of Geothermal Science and Technology is the determination of petrophysical rock properties, numerical modelling in the field of geothermal energy, the assessment of geothermal reservoirs and resources, fluid-formation-interactions, thermal and mineral waters, development of measurement instrumentation and the integration of geothermal systems into networks of other (renewable) energy systems.
Role in the Project
TU Darmstadt will carry out the development of integrated thermo-hydraulic (TH) 3D geothermal models based on petrophysical and hydraulic rock properties from existing data compilations (Bär et al. 2015) and on data measured on outcrop analogue and core samples from test sites. This includes:
TU Darmstadt will conduct petrophysical analysis on cores if available and compare lab scale properties with properties derived from borehole geophysics and will conduct petrophysical preparation and will provide the parameters for coupled THMC modeling.
TuDa is also involved to aid with the determination of the site specific optimal geothermal energy usage and to develop best practice guidelines for industry”