Scientific articles

WP9 – Papers published in the timeframe May-October 2017

Paper: Zarrella, Angelo, Giuseppe Emmi, Samantha Graci, Michele De Carli, Matteo Cultrera, Giorgia Santa, Antonio Galgaro, et al. “Thermal Response Testing Results of Different Types of Borehole Heat Exchangers: An Analysis and Comparison of Interpretation Methods.Energies 10, no. 6 (June 13, 2017): 801.


Abstract: The current study examined the interpretation of thermal response testing measurements used to evaluate the equivalent ground thermal conductivity and thus to design the system.

Paper: Galgaro, Antonio, Giorgia Dalla Santa, Matteo Cultrera, David Bertermann, Johannes Müller, Michele De Carli, Giuseppe Emmi, et al. “EU Project ‘Cheap-GSHPs’: The Geoexchange Field Laboratory.Energy Procedia, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, EGU Division Energy, Resources & Environment (ERE), 125 (2017): 511–19.


Abstract: The Molinella test site (Italy) is the open-air laboratory of the UE project “Cheap-GSHPs.

Paper: Dalla Santa, Giorgia, Fabio Peron, Antonio Galgaro, Matteo Cultrera, David Bertermann, Johannes Müller, and Adriana Bernardi. “Laboratory Measurements of Gravel Thermal Conductivity: A New Methodological Approach.” In Energy Procedia, 125:671–77. Vienna, Austria, 2017.


Abstract: Direct measurements of gravel thermal properties are usually quite challenging to be performed in laboratory, due to the very coarse sediments size. As a consequence, the reference thermal values provided by literature for gravels are quite limited and dispersed.

Paper: “The EU Project Cheap-GSHPs.” Italian Journal of Groundwater 6, no. 3 (2017).


Abstract: The Cheap-GSHPs EU project is shortly presented in the Italian Journal of Groundwater.

Paper: Emmi, Giuseppe, Angelo Zarrella, Michele De Carli, Stefano Moretto, Antonio Galgaro, Matteo Cultrera, Maria Di Tuccio, and Adriana Bernardi. “Ground Source Heat Pump Systems in Historical Buildings: Two Italian Case Studies.” In Climamed 2017, 133:183–94. Matera, Italy: Energy Procedia, 2017.


Abstract: The aim of this work is to analyze the thermal behavior of two historical buildings located in Italy, in Venice and Florence respectively. Detailed computer simulations of the buildings have been carried out by means of a transient calculation tool TRNSYS. Energy simulations of GSHP systems have been performed and a comparison with a common plant system using a gas boiler for heating and air-to-water chiller for cooling has been carried out.