Optimizing the design of large-scale ground-coupled heat pump systems using groundwater and heat transport modeling

Hikari Fujii, Ryuichi Itoi, Junichi Fujii, Youhei Uchida

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Abstract

In order to predict the long-term performance of large-scale ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) systems, it is necessary to take into consideration well-to-well interference, especially in the presence of groundwater flow. A mass and heat transport model was developed to simulate the behavior of this type of system in the Akita Plain, northern Japan. The model was used to investigate different operational schemes and to maximize the heat extraction rate from the GCHP system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-364
Number of pages18
JournalGeothermics
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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