With typical design parameters available to a designer, the design method developed here can be used to estimate the total ground loop length for stand-alone GHP systems, along with the quantity of annual energy required to balance the annual ground loads. With additional input parameters also readily available to designers, the area of a solar collector array or the capacity of a cooling tower can be calculated, along with the reduced borehole heat exchanger length. Solar collector array area is calculated using the utilizability method, and cooling tower capacity is calculated using an annual equivalent full load hour concept.Schematic of a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system for an office building 2 2.1. Illustration of an example two-dimensional radial-axial mesh used by Eskilson ( 1987) 15 2.2. Illustration of the polar grid used by Yavuzturk et al. (1999) 18 2.3.

Title | : | Simulation and Design of Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump Systems |

Author | : | Andrew D. Chiasson |

Publisher | : | ProQuest - 2007 |

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