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Hydrothermal fluid circulation in anisotropic permeable media associated with discrete fractures

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Yang, J, Hydrothermal fluid circulation in anisotropic permeable media associated with discrete fractures, TRANSACTIONS OF NONFERROUS METALS SOCIETY OF CHINA , 10, (4) pp. 542-547. ISSN 1003-6326 (2000) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

A proper form of the Rayleigh number, containing the geometric mean of the vertical and horizontal permeabilities was obtained. The critical value for the onset of stable convection was found. The results proved analytically and numerically that anisotropy in permeability resists the initiation of hydrothermal convection. The equivalence between homogeneously anisotropic media and multiply fractured media was also investigated. It was confirmed that multiply fractured models are comparable to anisotropic models as long as they have the same averaged horizontal or vertical permeabilities and other physical parameters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geophysics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Yang, J (Dr Jianwen Yang)
ID Code:20555
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-04-09
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