Heat exchange wells or borehole thermal extraction systems (BTES) may be used to store heat under the ground in aquifers.
SVFLUX™ & SVHEAT™ may be coupled to provide 2D or 3D solutions for the modeling of heat flux wells or BTES. Conductive and convective heat flow can be modeled. Automatic mesh refinement can be utilized in order to improve solution accuracy.
Wind turbine farms rely on large cables to transfer energy back to a power network. The cables are installed in unsaturated soils which must contain some moisture in order to provide cooling to the cables. Not enough pore-water presence can result in overheating of the cables.
SVFLUX™ & SVHEAT™ can be utilized in order to modeling the interactions between unsaturated soils and the cable in order to ensure that proper cooling occurs.