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Published: Građevinar 64 (2012) 12
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Prospects of underground engineering in the use of shallow geothermal energy

Meho Saša Kovačević, Mario Bačić, Ivan Arapov

Abstract

Possible ways of using shallow geothermal energy, and capabilities of underground engineering in this process, are described in the paper. In addition to their basic role in ensuring bearing capacity or stability of soil and rock, reducing settlement of structures, etc., underground structures in direct contact with the soil, rock or ground water can also be used as a part of geothermal systems in which they can assume an efficient role in the energy transfer process. In this case, they are referred to as "underground energy structures". The implementation of elements of underground structures as parts of geothermal systems is currently in its beginnings in Croatia.

Keywords
geothermal energy, underground engineering, underground energy structures

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Kovačević, M. S., Bačić, M., Arapov, I.: Prospects of underground engineering in the use of shallow geothermal energy, GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (2012) 12, pp. 1019-1028, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.663.2012

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Kovačević, M. S., Bačić, M., Arapov, I. (2012). Prospects of underground engineering in the use of shallow geothermal energy, GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (12), 1019-1028, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.663.2012

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Authors:
Kovacevic MS
Meho Saša Kovačević
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department for Geotechnical Engineering
Mario WEB
Mario Bačić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Department for Geotechnical Engineering
Arapov Ivan
Ivan Arapov
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering