Thermal Impact of a Borehole Heat Exchanger Array
Application ID: 19545
This model shows how to compute an array of borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) for shallow geothermal energy production. The BHEs are simplified as cylindrical heat sinks with a uniform heat extraction rate. The array is embedded into a layered subsurface model with groundwater flow in one of the layers.
For more details, please see the blog post "Modeling Geothermal Processes with COMSOL Software".
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:CAD Import Module Subsurface Flow Module
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