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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

SIMULATION OF A DOMESTIC GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEM USING A TRANSIENT NUMERICAL BORSEHOLE HEAT EXCHANGER MODEL

Miaomiao He, Simon Rees, Li Shao

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.0607-614
Abstract: Miaomiao He, Simon Rees, and Li Shao Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development De Montfort University Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK Tel: +44 (0) 116 2551 511 ext 6856 mhe@dmu.ac.uk performance of the heat pump system. A horizontal cross-section of half of a typical BHE is shown in Common approaches to the simulation of Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHEs) assume heat transfer in circulating fluid and grout to be in a quasi-steady state and ignore fluctuations in fluid temperature due to transport of the fluid around the loop. However, in domestic ground source heat pump systems, the heat pump and circulating pumps switch on and off during a given hour; therefore the effect of the thermal mass of the circulating fluid and the dynamics of fluid transport through the loop has important implications for system design. This may also be important in commercial systems that are used intermittently. This paper presents transient simulation of a domestic Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system with a single BHE using a dynamic three-dimensional numerical borehole heat exchanger model.
Pages: 607 - 614
Paper:
bs2009_0607_614