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Thermal modeling of a mechanical integrity test on an underground storage cavern


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Abstract (summary)

The research objective was to describe how the transient heat transfer phenomena influences the results of mechanical integrity tests (MITs) performed on the well of an underground storage cavern in rock salt. Underground caverns have been developed in salt deposits throughout the world and are a critical underground infrastructure; these caverns change in size because of salt creep, which causes difficulties in estimating the volume of product retained in the cavern. The importance of this and other issues create the need to accurately determine if a cavern well has mechanical integrity. Although MITs on cavern wells are mandated by both federal and state governments, a rigorous standardization of testing procedures has not been developed. Finite element analyses and other numerical methods have been employed to show how local thermal conditions and test duration influence typical MIT results and how the loss of integrity may be masked by the testing conditions.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Geological;
Civil engineering
Classification
0466: Geological
0543: Civil engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Finite element; Heat transfer; Mechanical integrity test; Testing procedures; Underground storage
Title
Thermal modeling of a mechanical integrity test on an underground storage cavern
Author
Lampe, Brandon C.
Number of pages
93
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0051
Source
MAI 50/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124901633
Advisor
McCartney, John S.
Committee member
Ratigan, Joe L.; Regueiro, Richard A.
University/institution
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department
Civil Engineering
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1499939
ProQuest document ID
897128042
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/897128042
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