Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Abstract

This project outlines the design of a geothermal micropile system for three office buildings. The system will provide structural support plus provide heating and cooling by transferring subsurface heat into energy through ground loops within the foundation system. The systems were then evaluated on their pay back return period and environmental impact. The overall goal of this project is to both promote and continue the development of this technology focusing largely on how effectively and readily it can be implemented.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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