Computational Modeling of Energy Systems

Geoenergy Modeling II

Shallow Geothermal Systems

Authors: Shao, H., Hein, P., Sachse, A., Kolditz, O.

  • In-depth coverage of analytical and numerical modeling of shallow geothermal systems;
  • Applies widely used dual-continuum approach to the simulation of borehole heat exchangers (BHE) and their interaction with the surrounding soil;
  • Uses the included methods to analyze a real test site and make practical suggestions regarding BHE and Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system design and optimization;
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About this book

This book is dedicated to the numerical modeling of shallow geothermal systems. The utilization of shallow geothermal energy involves the integration of multiple Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHE) with Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems to provide heating and cooling. The modeling practices explained in this book can improve the efficiency of these increasingly common systems. The book begins by explaining the basic theory of heat transport processes in man-made as well as natural media. . These techniques are then applied to the simulation of borehole heat exchangers and their interaction with the surrounding soil. The numerical and analytical models are verified against analytical solutions and measured data from a Thermal Response Test, and finally, a real test site is analyzed through the model and discussed with regard to BHE and GSHP system design and optimization. 

About the authors

Junior-Prof. Dr. Haibing Shao leads the work group Geothermal Systems Analysis ( https://webmail.springer-sbm.com/owa/redir.aspx?SURL=9Om38Sp3h39lFx5a1p_-9BUiz0RjHJ6aiZPHSVFMK5hk1t-eCX3UCGgAdAB0AHAAcwA6AC8ALwB3AHcAdwAuAHUAZgB6AC4AZABlAC8AaQBuAGQAZQB4AC4AcABoAHAAPwBlAG4APQAzADcANAA4ADIA&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.ufz.de%2findex.php%3fen%3d37482) in the Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ. He is also jointly appointed as a Junior Professor at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. His research interests are the numerical modelling of coupled processes in shallow and deep geothermal reservoirs. As a senior developer, he has been working with the open-source scientific software OpenGeoSys (www.opengeosys.org) for more than 10 years. He studied environmental engineering at the Tongji University in Shanghai (China) and obtained his Master’s degree at the University of Tübingen. In 2010, he earned his PhD title from TU Dresden, and since then working as a staff scientist at the UFZ. 
Philipp Hein is at the time of publication

enrolled as a PhD student at Technische Universität Dresden and was working as a research assistant at University of Applied Sciences Leipzig as well as a guest scientist at the Department of Environmental Informatics of the Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research - UFZ Leipzig. His research interests are the sustainable and efficient utilization of shallow geothermal energy and numerical modeling of borehole heat exchanger coupled ground source heat pump systems. Philipp Hein studied mechanical engineering and received a Bachelor and Master degree at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.
Dr. Agnes Sachse is a postdoctoral researcher

at the Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany. She studied Geography, Meteorology and Geology and received her doctoral degree in hydrogeology from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. Her current research interests include the hydrological and hydrogeological modeling on catchment scale, especially the numerical modelling of groundwater recharge and groundwater flow in data scarce regions using OpenGeoSys. She is also responsible for the coordination and implementation of OpenGeoSys-tutorials and lectures.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Kolditz is the head of the Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ. He holds a Chair in Applied Environmental System Analysis at the Technische Universität in Dresden. His research interests are related to environmental fluid mechanics, numerical methods and software engineering with applications in geotechnics, hydrology and energy storage. Olaf Kolditz is the PI of the OpenGeoSys project (www.opengeosys.org), an open-source scientific software platform for the numerical simulation of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in porous media, in use worldwide. He studied theoretical mechanics and applied mathematics at the University of Kharkov (Ukraine) and earned his PhD in 1990 in natural sciences from the Academy of Science of the GDR in geohydrodynamics. Olaf Kolditz is Editor-in-Chief of two international journals: Geothermal Energy (open access) and Environmental Earth Sciences (ISI).    

Reviews

“This book was intended principally for graduate students and applied scientists who deal with geothermal system analysis, according to the authors, and brilliantly fulfills this objective. Of course it is also an appreciated source of information for professional geoscientists wishing to improve their knowledge in the geothermal processes numerical modeling, including convection and conduction. … Geoenergy Modeling II (Shallow Geothermal Systems) will be extremely valuable in supporting geothermal modeling training courses. Indeed it is a real knowledge transfer book.” (Prof. Dr. Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, Vol. 3 (4), 2017) 



Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shao, Haibing (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Theory: Governing Equations and Model Implementations

    Shao, Haibing (et al.)

    Pages 7-17

  • OGS Project: Simulating Heat Transport Model with BHEs

    Shao, Haibing (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • BHE Meshing Tool

    Shao, Haibing (et al.)

    Pages 39-45

  • Benchmarks

    Shao, Haibing (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45057-5
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Softcover $54.99
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45055-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geoenergy Modeling II
Book Subtitle
Shallow Geothermal Systems
Authors
Series Title
Computational Modeling of Energy Systems
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45057-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45057-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-45055-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 94
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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