Analysis and Design of Energy Geostructures: Theoretical Essentials and Practical Application gathers the theoretical, experimental and design knowledge available on energy geostructures. The book covers the interdisciplinary and integrated competences required in the energy, geotechnical and structural analysis and design of energy geostructures that engineers, architects and urban project managers face. The analysis and design of energy geostructures requires a broad range of competences to be carried out, including the fundamentals of heat and mass transfers and their application in energy analysis and design. In addition, the mechanics of geomaterials and structures and the application of this knowledge is imperative.
In this innovative framework of energy geostructures, all previous competences must be considered through a holistic and integrated approach to account for a number of unprecedented aspects. This book presents a variety of practical exercises on key aspects governing the behavior and performance of energy geostructures and their analysis and design.
- Explores the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer and presents these concepts for the energy analysis and design of energy geostructures
- Presents theoretical essentials and practical applications on geotechnics, geomechanics, structural mechanics, heat transfer and building physics
- Summarizes and discusses the most recent scientific knowledge about energy geostructures, including energy piles, energy walls and energy tunnels
Part A Introduction 1. General context 2. Energy geostructures
Part B Energy analysis 3. Theory of heat and mass transfers for energy geostructures 4. Analytical modelling of steady heat and mass transfers 5. Analytical modelling of transient heat transfer 6. Numerical modelling of thermo-hydraulic behaviour of energy geostructures
Part C Geotechnical and structural analysis 7. Theory of thermo-elasticity for energy geostructures 8. Theory of thermo-elasto-plasticity for energy geostructures 9. Response of soils to mechanical and thermal loads 10. Response of soil-concrete interfaces to mechanical and thermal loads 11. Response of single energy piles to mechanical and thermal loads 12. Response of energy pile groups to mechanical and thermal loads 13. Analytical modelling of capacity and deformation of single energy piles 14. Analytical modelling of capacity and deformation of energy pile groups 15. Numerical modelling of thermo-mechanical behaviour of energy geostructures
Part D Design 16. Theory of performance-based design for energy geostructures 17. Determination of design parameters and related testing 18. Performance-based design of energy piles 19. Design of details for construction of energy geostructures
Appendix A. Survey about energy geostructure projects worldwide B. Thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling framework
Lyesse Laloui, PhD, is a Chaired Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Duke University, USA, and an Advisory Professor at Hohai University, China. His main research interests are in Geomechanics as well as Environmental and Energy Sustainability. Dr. Laloui has edited 10 books, published over 300 refereed research papers and is the Editor in Chief of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. Over the past thirty years, he has served as a keynote speaker and honorary lecturer in many international scientific events and he has also been involved as an expert consultant in several international engineering projects, including legal and arbitration cases. Dr. Laloui has co-founded the GEOEG company, dealing with the analysis and design of energy geostructures.
Rotta Loria, Alessandro F.
Alessandro F. Rotta Loria, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, an appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, USA, and a qualified Professional Civil and Environmental Engineer of the Italian Order of Engineers. His main research interests are Geomechanics, Structural Mechanics and Energy. Dr. Rotta Loria is an Editorial Associate of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment and is actively involved in many international scientific events as a presenter and invited lecturer. Over the past five years, he has received various prizes and honours for excellence in scientific research and he has also been involved in consulting activities for international engineering projects. Dr. Rotta Loria has co-founded the GEOEG company, dealing with the analysis and design of energy geostructures.