•An innovative analysis procedure, complementing the standard TRT analysis.•A novel temperature profile is presented as an additional measurement during the TRT.•Estimate thermal conductivity profile of geothermal layers crossed by perforation.•Implemented by fitting 3D FEM simulation results with experimental data.•Allowed the detection of a highly conductive layer in an experimental BHE installation.
Applied Thermal Engineering – Elsevier
Published: Apr 25, 2016
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