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The Outlet Temperature Prediction of In-Situ Thermal Response Test using CFD Analysis
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 Title & Authors
The Outlet Temperature Prediction of In-Situ Thermal Response Test using CFD Analysis
Sim, Yong-Sub; Lee, Hee-Sang;
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 Abstract
The in-situ thermal response test for the design of a ground heat exchanger of geothermal heat pumps have difficulty in predicting the outlet temperature according to the variation of conditions due to the expense and time. This paper suggests a 3-D CFD analysis method to predict the heat transfer performance of vertical type ground heat exchanger, which is mostly used in national, and the outlet temperature and the slope of two in-situ thermal response tests were compared to test the proposed CFD reliability. The results of CFD analysis showed that the outlet temperature was predicted to within of the actual value and the slope was predicted to within 1.6%. The reliability of the CFD analysis method was confirmed using this process, and the outlet temperature prediction of the two in-situ thermal response tests was obtained by changing of the flow rate and the effective thermal conductivity conditions, respectively. The results of CFD analysis showed that the outlet temperature of Case 1 was 28.0 (-20%) and (+20%) for the flow rate variation and (-20%) and (+20%) for the effective thermal conductivity variation, and the outlet temperature of Case 2 was 28.4 (-20%) and (+20%) for the flow rate variation and (-20%) and (+20%) for the effective thermal conductivity variation.
 Keywords
CFD(Computational Fluid Dynamics);Geothermal Heat Pump;Ground Heat Exchanger;In-Situ Thermal Response Test;Outlet Temperature;
 Language
Korean
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