E3S Web Conf.
Volume 46, 20183rd International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||13 September 2018|
Estimation of borehole heat exchanger thermal properties
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Power Systems and Environmental Protection Facilities, Mickiewicza 30 Av. 30-065 Cracow, Poland
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An important issue in the design of installations with borehole heat exchangers (BHE) is knowledge of the thermo-physical properties of the grouting material and soil. The objectives of this work is to estimate the thermal conductivity and specific heat of the grouting material and the soil. The estimated values were determined on the basis of two numerical heat transport models in the borehole and using the results of the small sandbox experiment. The design of experiment technique (DOE) and the response surface methodology (RSM) were used to achieve the aim of this work. Numerical calculations were carried out with the use of the new finite element with multiple degrees of freedom (MDF) and a quasi-3D model in ANSYS package. The estimation requires minimization of four output parameters (quality criteria), and therefore it is a multiple-objectives optimization problem. Based on the DOE, RSM and multiple-objective optimization the material properties of BHE and soil was determined. For both models the discrepancies Y1P1 are below 4 %, Y2P1 are below 11.5%, Y1P2 are below 6.5 % and Y2P2 are below 11.5 %. The average discrepancies below 5 % based on the verification measurements with different operating parameters was obtained. It is noteworthy that for the two different models the same values of the estimated parameters were obtained.
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