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dc.contributor.author Cheng, Ping en_US
dc.contributor.author Yeung, K. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lau, K. H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-26T00:50:31Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-07-26T00:50:31Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1975 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cheng P, Yeung KC, Lau KH. 1975. Hawaii Geothermal Project: Numerical solutions for steady free convection in island geothermal reservoirs. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. HGP technical report, 8. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20979 en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of steady free convection in an island aquifer, confined by caprock at the top and heated by an impermeable surface from below is considered. The governing non-linear partial differential equations are approximated by a set of finite difference equations, which are solved numerically by the iteration method. To guarantee convergence of the iteration process, the non-linear convective terms in the energy equation are approximated by the upwind difference scheme. The effects of thermal conditions at the caprock, the geometry of the reservoir, the variation of Rayleigh number, the length of the heating surface, and the magmatic intrusion, on fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in island geothermal reservoirs are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Prepared under National Science Foundation Research Grant No. GI-38319 and Energy Research and Development Administration Research Grant No. E(04-3)-1093. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hawaii Geothermal Project: Technical Report No. 8 en_US
dc.subject geothermal en_US
dc.subject reservoir impacts en_US
dc.title Hawaii Geothermal Project: Numerical Solutions for Steady Free Convection in Island Geothermal Reservoirs en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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