Numerical And Experimental Assessment Of Thermal Performance Of Vertical Energy Piles- An Application

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Journal Article: Numerical And Experimental Assessment Of Thermal Performance Of Vertical Energy Piles- An Application

Abstract
A district space heating and cooling system using geothermal energy from bearing piles was designed in Shanghai and will be installed in two years before 2010. This paper describes the pile-foundation heat exchangers applied in an energy pile system for an actual architectural complex in Shanghai, 30% of whose cooling/heating load was designed to be provided by a ground-source heat pump (GSHP) system using the energy piles. In situ performance tests of heat transfer are carried out to figure out the most efficient type of energy pile and to specify the design of energy pile system. Numerical investigation is also performed to confirm the test results and to demonstrate the medium temperature variations along the pipes. The averaged heat resistance and heat injection rate of different types of energy piles are calculated from the test and numerical results. The effect of pile type, medium flow rate and inlet temperature on thermal performance is separately discussed. From the viewpoint of energy efficiency and adjustability, the W-shaped underground heat exchanger with moderate medium flow rate is finally adopted for the energy pile system.

Authors 
Jun Gao, Xu Zhang, Jun Liu, Kuishan Li and Jie Yang








Published Journal 
Applied Energy, 2008





DOI 
10.1016/j.apenergy.2008.02.010


 

Citation

Jun Gao,Xu Zhang,Jun Liu,Kuishan Li,Jie Yang. 2008. Numerical And Experimental Assessment Of Thermal Performance Of Vertical Energy Piles- An Application. Applied Energy. (!) .