Estimating the Ground Temperature Around Energy Piles Using Artificial Neural Networks

  • Mohamad KharsehEmail author
  • Mohamed El koujok
  • Holger Wallbaum
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1069)


Ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems are using vertical ground heat exchangers, known as Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHEs), as a heat source or sink. The performance of the GSHP system strongly relies on the ground temperature surrounding the BHEs. This temperature depends on many parameters and varies during the operating time. Therefore, the determination of the ground temperature is crucial to define the design and the proper size of the BHEs so that the performance of the GSHP system can be kept at the desired level. The current study aims to formulate a complex structure of artificial neural network (ANN) model in a mathematical equation that expresses the change in the ground temperature around BHEs due to heat injection in the long run. To fulfill this aim, a numerical model of BHEs was created using the ANSYS (Analysis System) software to generate data. The generated data was then used to train the ANN model, which was built for this study. The simulation results show that the ANN model estimates the ground temperature (Tg) in the target GSHP system with higher accuracy.


Artificial neural network Ground heat exchanger Ground source heat pump 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamad Kharseh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed El koujok
    • 2
  • Holger Wallbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Architecture and Civil EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyCothenburgSweden
  2. 2.CanmetENERGY-Natural Resources CanadaVarennesCanada

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