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Title: Hawaii Geothermal Project: Buoyancy Induced Flows in a Saturated Porous Medium Adjacent to Impermeable Horizontal Surfaces
Authors: Cheng, Ping
Chang, I-Dee
Keywords: geothermal
reservoir impacts
Issue Date: 1975
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Cheng P, Chang ID. 1975. Hawaii Geothermal Project: Buoyancy induced flows in a saturated porous medium adjacent to impermeable horizontal surfaces. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. HGP technical report, 12.
Series/Report no.: Hawaii Geothermal Project: Technical Report No. 12
Abstract: Boundary-layer analysis is performed for the buoyancy-induced flows in a saturated porous medium adjacent to horizontal impermeable surfaces. Similarity solutions are obtained for the convective flow above a heated surface or below a cooled surface, where wall temperature is a power function of distance from the origin. Analytical expressions for boundary layer thickness, local and overall surface heat flux are obtained. Applications to convective flow in a liquid-dominated geothermal reservoir are discussed.
Sponsor: Prepared under National Science Foundation Research Grant No. GI-38319 and Energy Research and Development Administration Research Grant No. E(04-3)-1093.
Pages/Duration: 21 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20982
Appears in Collections:College of Engineering Technical Reports
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