Performance Enhancement of Urban Ground Source Heat Pumps through Interactions with Underground Railway Tunnels
Revesz, A, Chaer, I, Thompson, J, Mavroulidou, M, Gunn, M and Maidment, GG (2018). Performance Enhancement of Urban Ground Source Heat Pumps through Interactions with Underground Railway Tunnels. Ashrae Winter Conference. Chicago 22 - 24 Jan 2018 London South Bank University.
|Authors||Revesz, A, Chaer, I, Thompson, J, Mavroulidou, M, Gunn, M and Maidment, GG|
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) can provide an efficient way of heating and cooling buildings due to their high operating efficiencies. The implementation of these systems in urban environments could have further benefits. In such locations the ground source heat is potentially more accessible via alternative sources such as through underground railways (URs). This paper investigates to what extent the heat in the soil surrounding an UR tunnel could enhance the operation of urban GSHPs installations. To address this, a numerical investigation was set out which included a parametric study considering a number of geometrical options of the systems. The results showed that heat extraction rates of GSHPs installed near UR tunnels can be significantly improved by up to ~ 43%.
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|24 Jan 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Sep 2017|
|Accepted||09 Aug 2017|
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