Finite element model for heat conduction in jointed rock masses

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A computatonal procedure for simulating heat conduction in a fractured rock mass is proposed and illustrated in the present paper. The method makes use of a simple local model for conduction in the vicinity of a single open fracture. The distributions of fractures and fracture properties within the finite element model are based on a statistical representation of geologic field data. Fracture behavior is included in the finite element computation by locating local, discrete fractures at the element integration points.

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Gartling, D.K. & Thomas, R.K. January 1, 1981.

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A computatonal procedure for simulating heat conduction in a fractured rock mass is proposed and illustrated in the present paper. The method makes use of a simple local model for conduction in the vicinity of a single open fracture. The distributions of fractures and fracture properties within the finite element model are based on a statistical representation of geologic field data. Fracture behavior is included in the finite element computation by locating local, discrete fractures at the element integration points.

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  • 2. international conference on numerical methods in thermal problems, Venice, Italy, 7 Jul 1981

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  • Report No.: SAND-80-2016
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Gartling, D.K. & Thomas, R.K. Finite element model for heat conduction in jointed rock masses, article, January 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1211548/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.