Energy diaphragm wall thermal design: The effects of pipe configuration and spacing
N Makasis, GA Narsilio
Renewable Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2020
Energy geo-structures utilise underground structures primarily designed for structural and geo-mechanical stability to also provide renewable geothermal energy for heating and cooling purposes. Piping is incorporated in the structures to exchange heat with the ground via a carrier (water) and connected to a ground-coupled heat pump on the building side. This work focuses on energy diaphragm walls, expanding on the limited available knowledge and undertaking a comprehensive parametric analysis using experimentally validated numerical modelling. Focus is put on the wall pipe configuration and spacing, which are parameters the geothermal design can directly control, however, the effects of grou..View full abstract
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Funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) FT140100227, The University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority and the Victorian Government is much appreciated.