Numerical Simulation of the Thermal Response Test Within Comsol Multiphysics® EnvironmentC. Corradi, L. Schiavi, S. Rainieri, and G. Pagliarini
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Parma, Italy
An estimation method, known as Thermal Response Test, of the soil thermal properties necessary to the design of a borehole geothermal energy storage system is discussed in relation to its application to the ground having non–homogeneous composition. The governing equations of the conduction/convection heat transfer unsteady problem which describe the system behaviour have been solved within COMSOL Multiphysics® environment.