Neural network modelling of thermal stratification in a solar DHW storage

P. Géczy-Víg, I. Farkas

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In this study an artificial neural network (ANN) model is introduced for modelling the layer temperatures in a storage tank of a solar thermal system. The model is based on the measured data of a domestic hot water system. The temperatures distribution in the storage tank divided in 8 equal parts in vertical direction were calculated every 5 min using the average 5 min data of solar radiation, ambient temperature, mass flow rate of collector loop, load and the temperature of the layers in previous time steps. The introduced ANN model consists of two parts describing the load periods and the periods between the loads. The identified model gives acceptable results inside the training interval as the average deviation was 0.22 °C during the training and 0.24 °C during the validation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-806
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - máj. 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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