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Analytical and experimental investigation of pumped solar hot water systems

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Date Issued:
1975
Abstract/Description:
Florida Technological University College of Engineering Thesis; A transient computer model of a forced circulation solar hot water system has been developed. The model allows for capacitance effects by solving the energy balances on a four node model of the solar collector. The tank model is designed to include the presence of an auxiliary heater and to allow for the non ideal condition of load drawoff. Five tests were done to validate the computer model. These tests include a comparison of the computer simulation with experimental data and a model available in the literature. The results of these tests indicate that the computer model is able to predict the collector inlet and outlet temperatures within 10% for typical operating conditions.
Title: Analytical and experimental investigation of pumped solar hot water systems.
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Name(s): Pearce, Jeffrey B., Author
Evans, Ronald D., Committee Chair
Engineering, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Florida Technological University
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Florida Technological University College of Engineering Thesis; A transient computer model of a forced circulation solar hot water system has been developed. The model allows for capacitance effects by solving the energy balances on a four node model of the solar collector. The tank model is designed to include the presence of an auxiliary heater and to allow for the non ideal condition of load drawoff. Five tests were done to validate the computer model. These tests include a comparison of the computer simulation with experimental data and a model available in the literature. The results of these tests indicate that the computer model is able to predict the collector inlet and outlet temperatures within 10% for typical operating conditions.
Identifier: CFR0003463 (IID), ucf:53033 (fedora)
Note(s): 1975-01-01
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/CFR0003463
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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