Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191982
Title:
Computer studies of heat tracer experiments in fractured rock
Author:
Leo, Timothy Patrick,1961-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The computer model PT is used to analyze a three-corehole recirculation heat tracer test conducted in a fractured granitic rock mass near Oracle, Arizona. Results of hydraulic tests and geophysical logs are cross-correlated =o determine the location, orientation and thickness of a high permeability fault zone, in which flow between the potencies during the heat tracer test is believed to occur. A quasi-three-dimensional model of fluid flow and heat transport in the fault zone is used to qualitatively reproduce a steep rise in measured temperature within a monitoring borehole. Computed thermal breakthroughs are found to be sensitive to two numerical grid parameters-- Thickness and width. A grid thickness of 1.0 cm and a grid width of 0.7 m are sufficient to qualitatively reproduce the steep temperature increase. Further research into the importance of heat convection under static conditions during the test is recommended.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater tracers -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.; Heat -- Transmission.; Fracture mechanics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Neuman, Shlomo. P.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleComputer studies of heat tracer experiments in fractured rocken_US
dc.creatorLeo, Timothy Patrick,1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeo, Timothy Patrick,1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe computer model PT is used to analyze a three-corehole recirculation heat tracer test conducted in a fractured granitic rock mass near Oracle, Arizona. Results of hydraulic tests and geophysical logs are cross-correlated =o determine the location, orientation and thickness of a high permeability fault zone, in which flow between the potencies during the heat tracer test is believed to occur. A quasi-three-dimensional model of fluid flow and heat transport in the fault zone is used to qualitatively reproduce a steep rise in measured temperature within a monitoring borehole. Computed thermal breakthroughs are found to be sensitive to two numerical grid parameters-- Thickness and width. A grid thickness of 1.0 cm and a grid width of 0.7 m are sufficient to qualitatively reproduce the steep temperature increase. Further research into the importance of heat convection under static conditions during the test is recommended.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater tracers -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHeat -- Transmission.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFracture mechanics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairNeuman, Shlomo. P.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213443014en_US
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