A Model for Simulating the Performance of a Pavement Heating System as a Supplemental Heat Rejecter With Closed-Loop Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems

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Andrew D. Chiasson, Jeffrey D. Spitler, Simon J. Rees

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078

Marvin D. Smith

Division of Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(4), 183-191 (Sep 01, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1330725 History: Received January 01, 2000; Revised September 01, 2000
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Serpentine pipe configuration in a hydronically-heated pavement slab in (a) plan view and (b) cross-sectional view
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Slinky pipe configuration in a hydronically-heated pavement slab in (a) plan view and (b) cross-sectional view along the slinky centerline
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Model domain showing the finite-difference grid and boundary conditions. Shaded squares show example control volumes for different types of grid node geometries
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Compairson of observed and simulated (a) heat exchange fluid return temperature and (b) heat rejected to the parking lot test section
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System schematic for the example model of a GSHP system with a pavement heating system supplemental heat rejecter
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Entering heat pump water temperatures for the example GSHP system simulation with no pavement heating and with a 2230 m2 (24,000 ft2) parking lot with pavement heating




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