Mathematical Investigation of Soil Temperature Variation for Geothermal Applications


Department of Mechanical Engineering, N.I.T. Jamshedpur, India


This paper aims to predict the periodic variation of ground temperature with depth for time variant condition of ambient air temperature and solar radiation data for Jamshedpur, India. Fourier series and numerical techniques have been used to determine (hottest and coldest day) diurnal and annual temperature variation of the year 2015. The diurnal temperature variation is up to 0.2 m depth of soil whereas annual temperature variation is up to 3 m depth.


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