Modelling and simulation of a solar thermal system

J. Buzás, I. Farkas, A. Biró, R. Németh

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Abstract

The paper deals with the modelling and simulation aspects of the main components of a solar hot water system. Mathematical model was developed to describe the thermal behaviour and energy balance of different solar collectors and hot water storage tanks. Block-oriented simulation technique was used to obtain the solution of the dynamic model. For the identification of the model a laboratory scale measurement was carried out. The results of the simulation could support the selection of appropriate components and sizing of a solar domestic hot water system to be built.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1998

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Keywords

  • Block-oriented simulation
  • Collector model
  • Solar hot water system
  • Storage tank model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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