A theoretical and experimental study was made to investigate the time-dependent, two-dimensional, hydrodynamic dispersion of a contaminant within a steady-state flow regime in a jointed rock mass that consists of two families of plane parallel joints with equal spacings and joint openings. The contaminant is assumed to possess the same properties as the parent fluid in the rock joints, and the surfaces of the joints are considered to be geochemically stable; in addition, the intact rock is treated as impermeable, and it does not contribute to the dispersion process. Experimental data for both laminar and turbulent flow are obtained from plexiglass models of a single joint and the intersection between two joints, and these results are compared with theoretical predictions. Refs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1972|
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