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Abstract

The objectives of the European Modelling Group for Solar Heating Systems and Domestic Hot Water, during the period from January 1980 to July 1981, included the development of models to simulate the SPTF-SSI system, to investigate the sensitivity of the models to various system parameters and to validate the models by comparison with experimental data from the SPTF systems. The model developed at the K.U.L. has been used for these various activities. From the results of the validation calculations it can be concluded that the dynamic behaviour of the model is in good agreement with the experimental data. It has been recognized that the differences between predicted and measured values are very sensitive to the inaccuracy of the input data, which may even have a larger influence than the physical and mathematical approximations of the model itself, such that physical model improvements could not be developed.

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Authors: DUTRE W L, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM);VERMAETE G, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM);DECEUNINCK P KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM), KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9719 EN (1985) MF, 207 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1035, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123056100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en