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Author: Marco Barla

The use of geothermal energy for heating and cooling purposes is an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative with the potential to replace fossil fuels and help to mitigate global warming as well. The paper illustrates the geothermal potential evaluation of a portion of the Lyon-Turin base tunnel considering the thermal activation of the ...

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This paper addresses the topic of site characterization for the design of Shallow Geothermal Energy (SGE) systems, namely of thermoactive geostructures, which are geotechnical structures, such as piles, retaining walls and tunnel linings, also used as heat exchangers as part of closed-loop SGE systems. Such solutions, being increasingly adopted for buil...

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