Special Issue "Geothermal Heating and Cooling"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Prof. Simon Rees
We are inviting contributions to a Special Issue of Energies with the theme of “Geothermal Heating and Cooling”.
Exploiting the ground as a heat exchange system offers many possibilities for highly efficient applications in building heating, cooling, and thermal storage at a wide range of scales. Research in this technology has grown substantially in the last decade, and continues to grow as markets develop rapidly outside of Europe and North America. Although there are known to be more than four million ground source heat pump systems in operation, research initiatives continue, for example, to improve design methods, system integration and control, operational performance, as well as improve economics through approaches, such as novel heat exchangers and system hybridization strategies. Contributions on these and other topics are welcomed from academic and industrial researchers, as well as practitioners and system operators.
Geothermal heating and cooling technologies cross traditional disciplinary boundaries between Building Physics, Energy, Geotechnics, and Geology. A noticeable trend in the research literature is the increasing engagement of geotechnical engineers as opportunities to combine foundation elements and geothermal heat exchange systems are studied and realized. Papers addressing both thermal and geotechnical aspects of site investigation, design methods and operational performance are accordingly welcome.
Dr Simon Rees
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ground heat transfer
- Thermal Resistance
- Borehole heat exchangers
- Energy Piles and walls
- Ground Thermal Properties
- Design Methods
- Energy storage
- System Integrration
- Heat Pump developments
- Operational Performance
- Hybrid systems
- System control.