Innovative Ground Storage

Solar energy is a very important source of energy and has a very high potential. The main problems connected to its utilization are its low intensity and availability. Utilization of solar energy in the building sector is needed for the purpose of either heating or cooling.

Read more..

Innovative Ground Storage project Looking to build projects on Mechanical?:

Mechanical Kit will be shipped to you and you can learn and build using tutorials. You can start for free today!

1. 3D Printer

2. Automobile Prototyping

3. CNC Machine using Arduino

4. Project Management with Primavera

The main issue is to manage the solar energy source and make this available in case of need. So in order to make it possible, the storage system is necessary. The article will give a brief idea in the development of a configuration for a ground heat storage and its modeling, for the calculation of the performances of the system.

Project Description:

Ground temperature after a certain depth into the earth is constant over all the year. This is because that the soil mass is very large and its thermal capacity is large as well. For this reason, the idea to use the soil as a heat exchanger to preheat a working fluid in winter and precool it in summer has been developed.

To exploit the ground thermal capacity it is necessary a heat exchanger. Basically, it consists of buried pipes in the ground. To exploit the deep zone is necessary to drill the ground with very large vertical borehole and only if the geothermal gradient of temperature is significant. To exploit the shallow zone horizontal pipes are buried. The system ground pipes behave like a heat exchanger. The classification is between open and closed systems. In an open system, the working fluid that is exchanging heat with the ground is the same that after can be used for space heating or cooling. In the closed system, the media is used as a source to exchange heat with another fluid.

The air can be recirculated in the loop with a large influence on the overall performance of the system. By recirculating air in the loop during winter, low inlet temperature in the system is avoided, and then it is realized the possibility to make the system able to supply air at interesting temperature for a longer period.

Latest projects on Mechanical

Want to develop practical skills on Mechanical? Checkout our latest projects and start learning for free

Project Implementation:

The analysis of a ground storage involve a big volume in the ground, therefore, it is very expensive from a computational point of view to make an analysis in the time domain. And if it is considered that basically, the heat transfer in the ground is by conduction, the partial differential equation that describes the phenomenon is linear.

  • LTI Systems: Linear Time-Invariant i) linearity: the system satisfies the superposition property. ii) Time invariance: it means that, if an input signal is applied at the instant 0 or T second later the output will not be affected and will be identical except for the time delay.
  • Fourier analysis: The Fourier analysis is the decomposition of a signal as a sum of sinusoidal waves with different frequency. The Fourier analysis can be applied to continuous and discrete signals, both periodic and aperiodic. In the present work, the analyzed signals are periodic and discrete. Therefore, we will concentrate on it but it is useful to briefly introduce the continuous signals as well.
  • Multiphysics: Multiphysics has been used for the cross-section study. The geometry is bi-dimensional and the drawing of the geometry has been done with a CAD integrated with Multiphysics.
  • Solar Collector Model: The solar collector of the present case is an air solar collector. The idea is to integrate it in the south facade of the building and in the roof. The data should be collected are hourly direct solar radiation, hourly diffuse solar radiation, hourly outdoor temperature. The useful radiation is the direct solar radiation that strikes perpendicularly the surface of the collector. We assume that all the diffuse radiation is striking the surface of the collector.
  • Various finite element analysis is done and the test is conducted for various assumed example variables and air as working fluid the system can have good performances and can be used as a good source for a heat pump and also for a preheating system supplying directly part of the heat needed from the house.

    How to build Mechanical projects Did you know

    Skyfi Labs helps students learn practical skills by building real-world projects.

    You can enrol with friends and receive kits at your doorstep

    You can learn from experts, build working projects, showcase skills to the world and grab the best jobs.
    Get started today!

    Kit required to develop Innovative Ground Storage:
    Technologies you will learn by working on Innovative Ground Storage:
    Innovative Ground Storage
    Skyfi Labs Last Updated: 2022-05-20

    Join 250,000+ students from 36+ countries & develop practical skills by building projects

    Get kits shipped in 24 hours. Build using online tutorials.

    More Project Ideas on Mechanical

    Mechanical Foot Step Power Generator
    Gearless Transmission Using Elbow Mechanism
    Freedom WheelChair
    Pneumatic Braking System
    Automatic Braking Systems for Automobiles
    Energy Glider
    Water Jet Cutting Tool
    Design and fabrication RC speedboat
    Abrasive Jet Machine
    Radio-Controlled Flying Wing
    Autonomous fixed wing (drone)
    Smartphone Controlled Paper Plane
    Smartphone Controlled Paper Plane
    Solar Endurance Flight
    Smart Power Shoe
    How to Develop an RC Ornithopter
    Gesture Controlled Drone
    Hybrid Drone
    Voice Controlled Drone
    Ocean Drone
    Saucer Solar Drone
    Car Copter
    Electric Balloon Car
    RC Helicopter
    Homework Writing Machine with Arduino and Servo Motor
    Mini Refrigerator
    Hard water converter
    Sterling Engine Helicopter
    Eco Cooler
    EL-bow mechanism – Gearless Transmission System
    Everything you need to know about mercury vortex engines
    Bucky paper Technology
    Cryogenic grinding
    Magnetic Bearing
    Zero Turn Drives
    Hyper loop
    Laser Ignition System
    Transformer Humanoid Automobile
    Zero gravity 3D printer
    2 Stroke Electric engines
    Shape Memory Effect–Intelligent Alloys
    3D Bio-printing Technology
    Rail Gun
    How to select the bldc motor for multicopter
    5th Wheel Car Parking System
    Gauss Accelerator
    Electromagnetic Hover Car
    Plasma Propulsion
    Plasma Rail Gun
    Light Gas Gun
    Space Gun
    Pneumatic Vulcanizing Machine
    CNC Machine using Arduino
    Mini Peltier Based Cooler
    A Numerical Solution to One-Dimensional Euler equation, Shock tube Problem
    A Numerical Solution to 2D Flat Plate Problem with Constant Conductivity Heat Transfer
    Design of Water Quality Monitoring System using MSP430
    3D printing using DLP Projectors
    Black Box for RC Aircrafts
    Electromagnetic Engines for Transportation
    Glass Hybrid Fibres Epoxy Composite Material using Hand Layup Method
    Vortex Bladeless Turbines
    Manufacturing of MEMS
    Automatic Pneumatic Paper Cutting Machine
    Design and Fabrication of Automated Portable Hammering Machine
    A Numerical Solution to Quasi-One-Dimensional Nozzle
    A Numerical Solution to One Dimensional Conductive Heat Transfer with Constant Conductivity
    A Numerical solution to One Dimensional Conductive Heat Transfer with Variable Conductivity
    A Numerical Solution to Two-Dimensional Variable Conductivity Heat Transfer
    Domestic Thermal Insulation with Sugarcane Composite
    Understanding The Finite Difference Method by Solving Unsteady Linear Convection Equation
    Understanding FVM(Lax Friedrich scheme) by solving Burger equation
    Fabrication of Fiber reinforced composite material from Bamboo, Flex and Glass Fiber
    A Numerical Study on Different Types of Fins
    Microstructure and Thermal (TGA & DTA) Analysis of a Polymer Based Composite Material
    Project on Pressure Drop Analysis in a Capillary Tube
    Numerical Solution and Visualization of Two Blast Wave Interaction
    Pedal Operated Water Pump
    Analysis of Turbulence in a Two Dimensional Cavity Flow
    Gas Detection System
    Designing of Hydrogen Fuel car
    Electromagnetic Shock Absorbers
    Soap Free Building Sealant
    Innovative Ground Storage
    Dynamic Study of Soil Parameters
    Centrifugal Pump
    Self Priming Centrifugal Pump
    Turbo Pump
    Axial Flow Pump
    Diaphram Pump
    Plasma Ignition
    Ram Accelerator
    Aluminium Powered Car
    Perpendicular Wind Turbines
    Electromagnetic propulsion System
    Miniature Shiftless Transmission
    3D Printed Etching Press
    Portable Loom
    Hypnotic Plotter
    Reconnaissance Drone
    3D Printed DNA extractor
    Health Monitoring Drone
    Forward swept wing RC aircraft
    Laser Propulsion
    Repair of carbon composites
    Quadrotor using Arduino
    Drone Swarm
    Cylinder-shaped Coaxial Drone
    Drone-hunting Drone
    Racing Drone
    Compressed Air Powered Drone
    Window washing drone
    Performance analysis of paraffin wax,bees wax and magnesium for hybrid rocket motor
    Fabrication and testing of light weight composites for UAV
    Unmanned Aerial Photography using Flying Robot
    Underwater Turbines
    Power Generation by Seebeck Effect
    Application of drones in construction
    Smart Photography Drone
    Heat power economy
    Project on Missile Detection and Automatic Destroy System
    Production of biodiesel from silkworm pupae for aircraft use
    Improvement of aircraft accident investigation through expert systems
    Flow analysis over a cylinder using ICM CFD
    Self Inflating Tyres
    CFD Analysis of a car
    RC Hovercraft using Arduino
    Autonomous Racing Drone
    Ducted Fan Drone
    Airborne Virus detector (Corona,SARS,Flu)
    Airborne wind energy generation using Aerostat

    Subscribe to receive more project ideas

    Stay up-to-date and build projects on latest technologies