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Estimation of In Situ Heat Capacity and Thermal Diffusivity from Undisturbed Ground Temperature Profile Measured in Ground Heat Exchangers.

Pambou, Claude Hugo K., Raymond, Jasmin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7486-9185, Miranda, Mafalda M. et Giordano, Nicolo (2022). Estimation of In Situ Heat Capacity and Thermal Diffusivity from Undisturbed Ground Temperature Profile Measured in Ground Heat Exchangers. Geosciences , vol. 12 , nº 5. p. 180. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences12050180.

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Résumé

Undisturbed ground temperature (UGT), thermal conductivity (TC) and heat capacity (HC) are essential parameters to design geothermal heat pumps and underground thermal energy storage systems, particularly borehole heat exchangers (BHE). However, field methods to assess the thermal state and properties of the subsurface are costly and time consuming. Moreover, HC is often not evaluated in situ but arbitrarily selected from literature considering the geological materials intercepted by boreholes. This work proposes an original empirical approach to reproduce a UGT profile and estimate in situ thermal diffusivity (TD) and HC in the scope of conventional thermal response tests (TRTs). Empirical equations were developed to reproduce a UGT profile measured along a BHE. Experimental coefficients are found with a non-linear least square solver optimization and used to calculate the damping depth, TD and HC. The suggested heat tracing method was verified and validated against other field methods demonstrating to be fast and reliable. The novelty of this new empirical approach relies on the use of a single temperature profile providing a simple way to better assess subsurface thermal properties.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: heat conduction; thermal properties; geothermal heat pump; damping depth
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 13 juin 2022 18:13
Dernière modification: 13 juin 2022 18:13
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12620

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