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Similarity solutions for convection of groundwater adjacent to horizontal impermeable surfaces with axisymmetric temperature distribution : technical report no. 14
|Title:||Similarity solutions for convection of groundwater adjacent to horizontal impermeable surfaces with axisymmetric temperature distribution : technical report no. 14|
|Issue Date:||30 Apr 1976|
|Publisher:||Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Citation:||Cheng P, Chau WC. 1976. Similarity Solutions for Convection of Groundwater Adjacent to Horizontal Impermeable Surfaces with Axisymmetric Temperature Distribution: Technical Report No. 14. Honolulu (HI): Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa.|
|Abstract:||The axisymmetric buoyancy-induced groundwater flow adjacent to horizontal impermeable surfaces with wall temperature being a power function of radius is discussed in this paper. With the boundary layer simplifications, the governing non-linear partial differential equations can be transformed into a coupled pair of non-linear ordinary differential equations with two-point boundary conditions that can be integrated numerically by established techniques. Simple algebraic expressions for boundary layer thickness and heat transfer rate are obtained. Applications to free convective flow in a liquid-dominated geothermal system at high Rayleigh number are discussed.|
|Description:||Report Number: DOE/ET/28302-T10; OSTI ID: 6340447|
|Sponsor:||U.S. Department of Energy|
DOE Contract Number FG03-81ER10250
|Appears in Collections:||College of Engineering Project Reports|
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