Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Fumio Inagaki, Kyaw Moe, Osamu Tadai, Sumito Morita, Wataru Tanikawa, Weiren Lin, Yasuhiro Yamada, Yoshinori Sanada, Yu'suke Kubo
Keywords: basin, coal, deep water, heat flow, sedimentary, Shimokita Japan, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: In deep sedimentary basins, geothermal processes are significantly affected by heat transport properties. In this study, thermal properties of deep sediment core samples were measured using a thermal constant analyzer with transient plane source method. Results showed that thermal conductivity of the sediment near the seafloor was low and increased with depth. Thermal conductivity of coal was lowest of all samples, while cemented rock exhibited the highest thermal conductivity.
Reference: Marine and Petroleum Geology (2016), 73: 445-461