Special Issue "Modelling and Monitoring of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: building energy; geothermal heating and cooling; energy geotechnics; thermal energy storage; thermal energy networks; building simulation methods
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Exploiting the ground as an energy resource offers many possibilities for efficient application to heating and cooling of residential and non-residential buildings. However, robust design methods for ground heat exchange systems and integrated heat pump systems remain a challenge. Effective design requires modelling heat transfer processes over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales in order to properly assess performance. We consequently invite articles that contribute to the advancement of modelling methods for ground heat exchange systems. Papers that are supported by experimental validation studies are particularly welcome.
The world-wide application of geothermal heating and cooling technologies continues to grow, and there are known to be more than four million ground source heat pump systems in operation. For this technology to make a significant impact on improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, there must be confidence in system performance levels in real operating conditions. It is consequently important that rigorous monitoring studies are made and openly reported. Accordingly, we invite articles reporting monitoring exercises concerning both ground heat exchangers and whole system operations from academic and industrial researchers as well as practitioners and system operators. Papers concerning non-residential systems are particularly welcome.
Topics of interest include:
- Ground heat exchanger models;
- Energy piles and diaphragm/screen wall models;
- Monitoring and performance analysis of whole systems;
- Model validation studies;
- Monitoring methods and performance metrics;
- Operational performance and fault detection;
- Optimization of system performance and control.
Prof. Dr. Simon Rees
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- ground heat exchange
- borehole heat exchangers
- energy piles and diaphragm/screen wall models
- ground source heat pumps
- model validation
- monitoring methods
- performance metrics
- performance data analysis