Hawaii Geothermal Project : buoyancy induced flows in a saturated porous medium adjacent to impermeable horizontal surfaces

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1975
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Cheng, Ping
Chang, I-Dee
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Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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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.
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geothermal, reservoir impacts, Hawaii Geothermal Project, groundwater flow, Puna
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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.
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21 pages
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