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dc.contributor.authorFan, D.en
dc.contributor.authorRees, S. J.en
dc.contributor.authorSpitler, J. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T15:48:13Z
dc.date.available2013-10-08T15:48:13Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationFan, D., Rees, S.J. and Spitler, J.D. (2011) Application of Dynamic Thermal Networks to the modelling of Foundation Heat Exchangers. Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011, Sydney, Australia, pp. 2408-2414.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/9132
dc.description.abstractFoundation Heat Exchangers (FHX) are a novel form of ground heat exchanger for residential applications and, by virtue of lower costs, could increase the up-take of efficient heat pump technology. This work has aimed to develop a new efficient model of such heat exchangers for system simulation. The recently developed Dynamic Thermal Network approach has been applied to formulate a model of the FHX that includes the basement, pipes and adjacent ground. This response factor approach allows complex three-dimensional geometries such as this to be represented. The formulation of the method and its application to the FHX is described along with a numerical procedure to calculate the required weighting factor series. An improved method of calculating this data and reducing it to a compact form is presented. Experimental data has been used to verify the results.en
dc.subjectenergyen
dc.titleApplication of Dynamic Thermal Networks to the modelling of Foundation Heat Exchangersen
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderUS Department of Energyen
dc.projectidDesign and Development of tools for Foundation Heat Exchangersen


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