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Forced and Natural Convection

  • D. Bovet
  • E. Recordon
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 357)

Abstract

Aquifers are being used more and more as heat reservoirs. Thermopumps provide energy for heating and, in the case of solar installations, the energy is stored in groundwater during summer to be used in winter. But groundwater has to be protected against the excessively high temperatures which modify water quality, and against chemical pollutants. Theoretical and experimental studies have been conducted in Lausanne since 1970 (Laboratoire de mécanique des sols de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne LMS — EPFL). This chapter describes a physical model constructed for the study of natural convection.

Keywords

Natural Convection Grain Size Distribution Force Convection Saturated Zone Silty Sand 
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Bibliographical references

  1. Burger, A., Recordon, E., Bovet, D., Cotton, L., Saugy, B., 1985. Thermique des nappes souterraines. Presses Polytechniques Romandes, LausanneGoogle Scholar
  2. Recordon, E., Bovet, D., 1985. Convection thermique naturelle et forcée en sol saturé. Eleventh International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, San Francisco. Proceedings p. 1225–1228.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bovet
    • 1
  • E. Recordon
    • 1
  1. 1.E.P.F.L.LausanneSwitzerland

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