EGU22-6768, updated on 28 Mar 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022
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A Comparative Study on Factors Affecting Thermal Response Test Analysis

Hae-Rim Oh1, Byeong-Hak Park2, Ji-Young Baek1, and Kang-Kun Lee1
Hae-Rim Oh et al.
  • 1School of Earth and Environmental Science, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • 2Disposal Performance Demonstration Research Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Republic of Korea

Accurately estimating thermal parameters of ground is important for the sustainable and efficient operation of shallow geothermal systems. A thermal response test (TRT) has been widely performed for the thermal characterization. In this study, four cases (three field tests and one laboratory test) were analyzed using four analytical models with different assumptions of heat source to investigate the influence of three factors (starting time, test duration, and data acquisition interval (DAI)) related to the experimental condition. To compare effects of each factor, the base case was established and various comparison scenarios were generated by varying the factors within specific ranges. The influence degree was demonstrated in the order of starting time, test duration, and DAI, and in particular, the starting time significantly contributed to the thermal conductivity change up to 27.18%. On the other hand, the test duration and the DAI, the other two factors, had maximum impacts of 7.32% and 1.07%. As a result, it was confirmed that the factors should be taken into account when setting the experimental condition of TRT.

Acknowledgement: This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of South Korean government (No. 2017R1A2B3002119). This work was also supported by Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute(KEITI) through "Activation of remediation technologies by application of multiple tracing techniques for remediation of groundwater in fractured rocks" funded by Korea Ministry of Environment (MOE) (Grant number: 20210024800002/1485017890). This work was also supported by the Institute for Korea Spent Nuclear Fuel (iKSNF) and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (Ministry of Science and ICT, MSIT) (Grant number: 2021M2E1A1085200).

How to cite: Oh, H.-R., Park, B.-H., Baek, J.-Y., and Lee, K.-K.: A Comparative Study on Factors Affecting Thermal Response Test Analysis, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-6768,, 2022.

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