Thermal Conductivity of Cores of the KTB Pilot Hole VB1 (measured data)


The thermal conductivity on cores is measured in two steps (see Pribnow 1994). First, one face end of the core is sawed and polished. The half space line source is pressed against this preparated face (without further contact medium like water) by a computerized device. The position of the heat source is varied in 15 degree intervals around one semicircle. At each position, 3 repeating measurements are performed. The line source azimuth of the lowest measured thermal conductivity is the strike of the foliation plane. On the other hand, the thermal conductivity is maximal parallel to that direction. This apparent paradox can be explained by the experimental method, because the measurement plane is perpendicular to the orientation of the line source (Pribnow 1994).In a second step a calotte plane perpendicular to the strike of foliation is prepared. A second series of thermal conductivity measurements in 15 degree intervals ...

Metadata Access
Creator KTB, WG Geophysics
Publisher Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Publication Year 2010
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Scientific drilling
Spatial Coverage (12.100 LON, 49.590 LAT)