Geothermal Heating from a Pond Loop

Application ID: 12167

Ponds and lakes can serve as thermal reservoirs in geothermal heating applications. In this example, fluid circulates underwater through polyethylene piping in a closed system. The pipes are coiled in a slinky shape and grouped onto sleds. The Non-isothermal Pipe Flow interface sets up and solves the equations for the temperature and fluid flow in the pipe system, where the geometry is represented by lines in 3D

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: