My research project
Analysis of geothermal energy utilisation in underground tunnels
My concern around energy shortage, diminution of fossil fuels, global warming and pollution has always driven me throughout my academic studies to learn more about renewable energy and what can be done now to avoid future catastrophic ramifications. However, there is now a general consensus among academics and the public about the necessity to find a solution or combined solutions to tackle these issues.
I am currently carrying out research on the use of ground source heat pumps in underground tunnels (“energy tunnels”). In order to address some of the design challenges facing energy tunnels, my research is focused on optimising and improving energy tunnels thermal efficiencies and to also understand the thermo-mechanical effect of the cyclic heating and cooling on the tunnel.