Keywords

Solar water heaters

Abstract

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 nonideal 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.

Graduation Date

1976

Advisor

Nimmo, Bruce

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

xi, 170 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0003463

Subjects

Solar water heaters

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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