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Techno-economic evaluation of multiple energy piles for a ground-coupled heat pump system (2018)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., Zhu, J., & Meng, F. (2018). Techno-economic evaluation of multiple energy piles for a ground-coupled heat pump system. Energy Conversion and Management, 178, (200-216). doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2018.10.042. ISSN 0196-8904

A technical and economic feasibility study of multiple energy piles (EPs) for a ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) system is presented in this paper. The GCHP system energy performance and life-cycle cost (LCC) are evaluated, it is found that the system... Read More

A comprehensive review on 2D and 3D models of vertical ground heat exchangers (2018)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., Zhu, J., Twaha, S., & Riffat, S. (2018). A comprehensive review on 2D and 3D models of vertical ground heat exchangers. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 94, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.05.063. ISSN 1364-0321

The ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) have been extensively applied to commercial and residential buildings owing to their high-energy efficiencies and low running costs. The key component of the GSHP is a ground heat exchanger (GHE). The state-of-the... Read More

CFD assessment of multiple energy piles for ground source heat pump in heating mode (2018)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., & Zhu, J. (2018). CFD assessment of multiple energy piles for ground source heat pump in heating mode. Applied Thermal Engineering, 139, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.04.073. ISSN 1359-4311

Three-dimensional (3D) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of ground source heat pump (GSHP) with multiple energy piles (EPs) is developed to investigate the system heating performances under continuous and intermittent operating conditions, the... Read More

Year-round performance assessment of a ground source heat pump with multiple energy piles (2017)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., & Zhu, J. (2018). Year-round performance assessment of a ground source heat pump with multiple energy piles. Energy and Buildings, 158, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.033. ISSN 0378-7788

The year-round performance of a ground source heat pump (GSHP) with multiple energy piles (EPs) is investigated in this study based on a 3D transient heat transfer model. The GSHP heating and cooling capabilities are simulated and assessed according... Read More

3D transient heat transfer numerical analysis of multiple energy piles (2016)
Journal Article
Cui, Y., & Zhu, J. (2017). 3D transient heat transfer numerical analysis of multiple energy piles. Energy and Buildings, 134, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.10.032. ISSN 0378-7788

This paper presents a three-dimensional (3D) transient heat transfer numerical model for multiple energy piles based on the finite volume method (FVM). The initial and boundary conditions are established and the effects of “thermal short-circulating”... Read More