In: Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 43, no. 1
Milan Hvoždara - Dušan Majcin
Geothermal heat flux anomaly due to a 3D prismoid situated in the second layer of a three-layered Earth
Year, pages: 2013, 39 - 58
Keywords: geothermics, heat flux refraction, double layer potential, boundary integral equations, boundary element methods, solid angle of view calculations
We present mathematical modelling of the stationary geothermal field for the three-layered earth which includes a three-dimensional perturbing body below the first layer (over the halfspace substratum). The unperturbed temperature field corresponds to the uniform vertical heat flux. The perturbing body is in the form of 3D prismoid with sloping side faces, while its upper and lower face are rectangles at the planes z = z1, z2. The theoretical formulae are based on the generalized theory of the double-layer potential and boundary integral equation (BIE). Special attention is paid to the quadrilateral prismoids bounded by planar skew faces. The numerical calculations were performed for the 3D prismoids (blocks), the thermal conductivity of which was greater than that in the ambient second layer, while the upper face of the prismoid may be in contact with the upper layer and the lower face may touch the bottom halfspace. Numerous graphs are shown for the disturbance of the temperature and heat flow distribution on the surface of the Earth or inside all three layers.
How to cite:
Hvoždara, M., Majcin, D. 2013. Geothermal heat flux anomaly due to a 3D prismoid situated in the second layer of a three-layered Earth. In Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 43, no.1, pp. 39-58.
Hvoždara, M., Majcin, D. (2013). Geothermal heat flux anomaly due to a 3D prismoid situated in the second layer of a three-layered Earth. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 43(1), 39-58.