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Validation of a Transient Simulation Program (TRNSYS)

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Date Issued:
1979
Abstract/Description:
Florida Technological University College of Engineering Thesis; Although a Transient Simulation Program (TRNSYS) has become a widely used model for simulating a solar energy system, there has not been extensive work done in validating this model with actual data. The approach used to validate this model consisted of a modular buildup of components with validation for each module. Extreme care was taken in choosing the necessary parameters to model each component. Where parameters were not given, they were either derived or reasonable values were selected based upon general conditions prevailing in Central Florida or conditions which are generally true for certain solar hot water systems. The intent of this approach was to avoid forcing the model to fit experimental data. Such forcing can cause present results to correlate favorably, but gives no assurances for model performance in future simulations which may be made for varying conditions or completely different systems.
Title: Validation of a Transient Simulation Program (TRNSYS).
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Name(s): Goldiez, Brian F., Author
Klee, Harold, Committee Chair
Engineering, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Florida Technological University
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Florida Technological University College of Engineering Thesis; Although a Transient Simulation Program (TRNSYS) has become a widely used model for simulating a solar energy system, there has not been extensive work done in validating this model with actual data. The approach used to validate this model consisted of a modular buildup of components with validation for each module. Extreme care was taken in choosing the necessary parameters to model each component. Where parameters were not given, they were either derived or reasonable values were selected based upon general conditions prevailing in Central Florida or conditions which are generally true for certain solar hot water systems. The intent of this approach was to avoid forcing the model to fit experimental data. Such forcing can cause present results to correlate favorably, but gives no assurances for model performance in future simulations which may be made for varying conditions or completely different systems.
Identifier: CFR0004772 (IID), ucf:52979 (fedora)
Note(s): 1979-05-01
M.S.
Engineering
Masters
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Electronically reproduced by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Solar water heaters
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFR0004772
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Host Institution: UCF

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