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Abstract

System specific simulation programs have been developed as a set of solar system design tools at an intermediate level between the generalised modular simulation program EMGP2 and simplified correlation methods. The physical component models used as well as the integration algorithm are identical to the simplest options of the components and integration procedure of EMGP2, although also additional features have been added which are not directly available in EMGP2. A set of 12 system specific simulation programs and a solar radiation data processing program which can be run on small computer systems (64 kbyte) have been developed. In order to account for the rapidly increasing use of more powerful personal computer systems, also a more general program, called EURSOL, has been developed, including 20 different solar system configurations as well as the solar radiation processing. All programs are fully interactive and user friendly. As an accompanying user support, a graphical program showing the scheme of each of the presently available systems in this program package and a file with fully detailed explanatory texts on all systems, input and output and all system parameters have been developed. The interactive input procedure of EURSOL gives access to an applicable part of the explanatory text file at all levels of the input procedure. The simulation program package, together with the graphical program, the text file and appropriately formatted test reference years are all available on double sided 360-kbyte diskettes for direct use with a microcomputer system working under the MS-TM-DOS-2.0 operating system or later versions.

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Authors: DUTRE W L, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM);DEBOSSCHER A, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM);GOSIAU S KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM), KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, HEVERLEE (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10504 EN (1986) MF, 267 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989124108900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en