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

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