Extraction of thermal characteristics of surrounding geological layers of a geothermal heat exchanger by 3D numerical simulations

Extraction of thermal characteristics of surrounding geological layers of a geothermal heat... •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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Extraction of thermal characteristics of surrounding geological layers of a geothermal heat exchanger by 3D numerical simulations

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.12.109
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Abstract

•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.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Apr 25, 2016

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