Digital Simulation of Heat Flow in Soils

by Charles Carroll,
Hilbert Schenck, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 4, Pg. 31-49

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: During the winter of 1964-1965 daily temperature measurements were made of in-place soil and a simultaneous, finite-difference digital simulation of underground heat flow was carried out. The one-dimensional simulation have reasonable predictions of the measured soil temperatures at depths of 6 in. to 4 ft below the surface. In the course of making this simulation the thermal-reservoir effect of deep soil and the influence of the surface convective coefficient on near-surface temperature-predictions were investigated.

Subject Headings: Temperature measurement | Flow simulation | Heat flow | Flow measurement | Winter | Finite difference method | Thermal analysis | Thermal effects |

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