Effect of High Temperatures on the Thermal Properties of Granite

  • Qiang Sun
  • Weiqiang ZhangEmail author
  • Yanming Zhu
  • Zhen Huang
Technical Note


In recent years, the exploitation of geothermal resources has included the utilization of deep underground space, underground coal gasification activities, and disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste in deep geological repositories. Therefore, studies on the changes in rock properties at high temperatures have become increasingly important and necessary to ensure the safety of workers and the human population as a whole. In-depth understanding of the thermal properties of rocks at different temperatures has important and practical implications for the design, construction and maintenance of exploitation activities.

Thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat are three important thermal parameters of rocks (Wen et al. 2015; Miao et al. 2014). Recently, increasing numbers of researchers have focused on the thermal conductivity of rocks, and much related research work has been produced (Vosteen and Schellschmidt 2003; Miao et al. 2014). The...


Granite High temperatures Thermal conductivity Thermal diffusivity Specific heat 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant nos. 41672279, 41807233) and the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (Grant no. BK20180662).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiang Sun
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Weiqiang Zhang
    • 3
    Email author
  • Yanming Zhu
    • 3
  • Zhen Huang
    • 4
  1. 1.Geological Research Institute for Coal Green MiningXi’an University of Science and TechnologyXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Geology and EnvironmentXi’an University of Science and TechnologyXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Coalbed Methane Resources and Reservoir Formation Process of the Ministry of EducationUniversity of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Earth Sciences and EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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