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CONCERTED ACTION FOR SOLAR SYSTEM MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION.

Objective

THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE CONCERTED ACTION INCLUDE TWO MAJOR PARTS:
- VALIDATION OF SIMULATION MODELS, BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL DATA SEQUENCES OBTAINED FROM AN EARLIER CEC CONCERTED ACTION, THE SOLAR PILOT TEST FACILITIES.
- DEVELOPMENT OF USER FRIENDLY SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS, APPLICABLE TO A VARIETY OF ACTIVE THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEMS FOR THE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE CALCULATIONS.

THE VALIDATION OF SIMULATION MODELS IS MAINLY CONCERNED WITH THE SYSTEM ENERGY BALANCES AS AN OVERALL MODEL APPLICABILITY CRITERION FOR ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS. RESULTS OBTAINED, SHOW A SATISFACTORY AGREEMENT BETWEEN SIMULATED AND MEASURED ENERGY FLOWS, FOR SIMULATED SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS BASED ON USUAL ENGINEERING APPROXIMATIONS AND WHICH HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN THE SIMULATION PROGRAMS EMGP2 AND EURSOL.
BESIDES THE SIMULATION PROGRAMS, ALSO SIMPLIFIED CORRELATION METHODS FOR SOLAR WATER HEATERS AND SPACE HEATING ARE DEVELOPED AND A HANDBOOK ON THE USE OF SUCH SIMPLIFIED CORRELATIONS IN SOLAR SYSTEM DESIGN IS PREPARED. THE ILLUSTRATIONS HEREAFTER, GIVE AN IMPRESSION OF SOME FEATURES OF THE INTERACTIVE PROGRAM EURSOL, SHOWING SOME SCREEN DISPLAYS WITH SYSTEM SCHEMES, PART OF THE SYSTEM SELECTION PROCEDURE AND GRAPHICAL OUTPUT OF THE STORAGE TEMPERATURE TIME SEQUENCE DURING THE SIMULATION. THE PROGRAMS ARE SUPPORTED WITH APPROPRIATELY FORMATTED METEOROLOGICAL DATA FILES FOR VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN CEC COUNTRIES, FILES FOR ON-LINE HELP AND DETAILED MANUALS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Louvain / Leuven
Belgium

Participants (3)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST
Netherlands
Address

Delft