Methodology Allying Standard Penetration Test and Era-Interim Data Set for Numerical Simulations of Earth-Air Heat Exchangers

Authors

  • Lucas Costa Victoria School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Vinicius de Freitas Hermes Ocean Engineering (PPGEO), Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Joaquim Vaz School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Juliana Costi Computational Modeling (PPGMC), Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • William Correa Marques Computational Modeling (PPGMC), Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha Mechanical Engineering, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), 950 Unisinos Avenue, São Leopoldo, Brazil
  • Elizaldo Domingues dos Santos Ocean Engineering (PPGEO), Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Michel Kepes Rodrigues Ocean Engineering (PPGEO), Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Cesare Biserni Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
  • Liércio André Isoldi Computational Modeling (PPGMC), Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, km 8 Itália Avenue, Rio Grande, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.76.2.4364

Keywords:

Earth-air heat exchanger, renewable energy, finite volume method (fvm), computational modeling

Abstract

Earth-Air Heat Exchangers are devices installed on buildings to reduce electrical energy consumption with air conditioner systems. They consist of buried ducts where the air is blown and induces heat exchange with the surrounding soil. Aiming to develop a consistent numerical simulation approach to study its behavior, this research allies the usage of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Era-Interim as part of the computational methodology. The results indicate that the proposed methodology can be adequately adopted, allowing the soil properties assignment from SPT reports, the prescription of inlet air temperature, and soil surface temperature from ERA/Interim data.

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Published

2020-10-23

How to Cite

Victoria, L. C., de Freitas Hermes, V., Vaz, J., Costi, J., Marques, W. C., Oliveira Rocha, L. A., dos Santos, E. D., Rodrigues, M. K., Biserni, C., & Isoldi, L. A. (2020). Methodology Allying Standard Penetration Test and Era-Interim Data Set for Numerical Simulations of Earth-Air Heat Exchangers. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 76(2), 43–64. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.76.2.4364

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