Geothermal Energy System

Engineers who work with AltaSim Technologies bring their products to market more rapidly, at a lower cost, and with an optimized design by leveraging our guidance for implementing multiphysics simulations. To illustrate the impact AltaSim has on our clients, we’ve developed a brief case study of a unique solution from our simulation experts.


The engineering group of one of our clients was working in the early design stage for a new geothermal energy plant and they wanted to, within three months, explore the design space using COMSOL Multiphysics®. However, limited simulation experience and no experience with COMSOL Multiphysics®, prevented the engineering group from calculating the fluid flow and heat transfer of water in a piping system, including phase transformation, and determining the electrical energy that could be produced.


Our team applied our fluid flow and heat transfer experience and used COMSOL Multiphysics® to incorporate all the physics of interest to our client. We also provided training on how to modify input parameters and simulate new design cases.


We empowered our client’s engineers to test their design concepts via simulation within the three-month timeframe. Their engineers explored a wide range of design concepts and selected a unique design to maximize geothermal energy output for specific geological conditions.

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June 2024 Case Study