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Abstract

This document reports about the contribution of the Belgian M2-participant, contract nr. ESA-M-115-B (July 1981 - June 1983): A first version of the European detailed and modularly structured simulation program for solar systems (EMGP1) was used for validation of a first series of Solar Pilot Test Facilities (SPTF) data files, obtained from the reference solar systems (SS1s) in different countries. Improvements were made, including extensions for simulation of the generally more complicated SS2s. This extended program EMGP2 was then validated against another series of data files. The flexibility and the generality of EMGP2 was then tested in a collective exercise of system performance calculations and optimisation studies. Parallel to the development of EMGP2 existing simplified calculation methods were validated against the results of detailed simulations. Some possible improvements were pointed out, corrective algorithms implemented and tested and, a new more accurate European Simplified Method 1 (ESM1) proposed.

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Authors: DEBOSSCHER A, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM);LAMMENS G KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM), KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9884 EN (1985) MF, 211 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BRF 1055, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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