ITPE TECHNIQUE APPLIED TO STEADY-STATE GROUND-COUPLING PROBLEMS.
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A new analytical procedure called Interzone Temperature Profile Estimation (or ITPE) is presented and applied to determine the two-dimensional steady-state temperature distribution within earth around a building. The solutions of the governing heat-conduction equations are derived for two common ground-coupling geometries: slab-on-grade floors and rectangular basements. A water table at constant temperature is assumed to exist at a given depth below the soil surface. The solutions presented are the first analytic solutions for these geometries capable of considering the effects of both insulation and water table presence on heat flow from these geometries.
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Krarti, M., Claridge, D. E., & Kreider, J. F.