This document aims to present the laboratory work undertaken to analyse the thermal properties of the soil at two test sites in Denmark and the concrete produced by Centrum Pæle A/S, used to produce the pile heat exchangers studied in the present PhD project. The tasks have been carried out between February 2016 and February 2017.

The presented work mainly consists of thermal property measurements. They become important as they form the basis for dimensioning a planned ground source heat pump installation based on closed loop vertical ground heat exchangers. This report complements the report “Thermal response testing of precast pile heat exchangers: fieldwork report” by (Alberdi-Pagola et al., 2017).

The report is organized as follows: first, the measurement methods and the test procedures are described. Second, the soils at both test sites are described, together with the measurements. Third, the measurements of the properties of the concrete are treated. The work is extended in appendixes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg University. Department of Civil Engineering
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesDCE Technical Reports



  • Thermal properties
  • soil
  • concrete

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Pagola, M. A., Jensen, R. L., Madsen, S., & Poulsen, S. E. (2017). Measurement of thermal properties of soil and concrete samples. Aalborg University. Department of Civil Engineering. DCE Technical Reports, No. 235