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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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APPENDIX F

Supplementary Problems

“The fastest way to get an engineer to solve a problem is to declare that the problem is unsolvable.”

Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle – 2004

Chapter 1 Geology of Geothermal Regions

SP 1.1 Write a short essay describing a typical hydrothermal geothermal system. Consider a liquid-dominated reservoir; include a geological cross-section through the reservoir. Show a typical temperature–depth curve and explain its features. List the requirements for the site to be viable for long-term electric power production.

SP 1.2 Write a short essay on the origins and nature of geothermal energy from a global perspective. Give a thorough discussion of the theory of plate tectonics. Discuss the source of the normal geothermal ...

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