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James Brady

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I had a quick thermal dynamics question... I'm looking into geothermal systems and I was wondering how to calculate the transfer from the ground, through a copper pipe into water. I know how to calculate the heat transfer from air of different temperatures though a medium, but I do not know how to calculate the heat transfer in watts between three different mediums:

Thermal conductivities (W/m*k):

Copper: 400

Ground: 1

water: 0.58

Just wondering how to do some basic calculations, thanks.

Thermal conductivities (W/m*k):

Copper: 400

Ground: 1

water: 0.58

Just wondering how to do some basic calculations, thanks.