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Comparison of thermal signatures of a mine buried in mineral and organic soils
Author(s): K. Lamorski; Piotr Pregowski; Waldemar Swiderski; B. Usowicz; R. T. Walczak
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Paper Abstract

Values of thermal signature of a mine buried in soils, which ave different properties, were compared using mathematical- statistical modeling. There was applied a model of transport phenomena in the soil, which takes into consideration water and energy transfer. The energy transport is described using Fourier's equation. Liquid phase transport of water is calculated using Richard's model of water flow in porous medium. For the comparison, there were selected two soils: mineral and organic, which differs significantly in thermal and hydrological properties. The heat capacity of soil was estimated using de Vries model. The thermal conductivity was calculated using a statistical model, which incorprates fundamental soil physical properties. The model of soil thermal conductivity was built on the base of heat resistance, two Kirchhoff's laws and polynomial distribution. Soil hydrological properties were described using Mualem-van Genuchten model. The impact of thermal properties of the medium in which a mien had been placed on its thermal signature in the conditions of heat input was presented. The dependence was stated between observed thermal signature of a mine and thermal parameters of the medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445461
Show Author Affiliations
K. Lamorski, Institute of Agrophysics (Poland)
Piotr Pregowski, Pregowski InfraRed Services (Poland)
Waldemar Swiderski, Military Institute of Armament Technology (Poland)
B. Usowicz, Institute of Agrophysics (Poland)
R. T. Walczak, Institute of Agrophysics (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4394:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Vivian George, Editor(s)

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