An appropriate use of the thermal response test for the design of energy foundation piles with U-tube circuits

Research paper by Angelo Zarrella, Giuseppe Emmi, Roberto Zecchin, Michele De Carli

Indexed on: 09 Nov '16Published on: 02 Nov '16Published in: Energy and Buildings


Energy foundation piles can be an efficient cost-effective solution for ground source heat pump applications. As they are very different from standard ground heat exchangers, numerical or analytical models usually used to investigate their thermal performance must be carefully analysed before they can be applied.

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