Keywords

Cooling, Solar energy

Abstract

An absorption principal cooling system, currently proposed for installation and evaluation at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), is described as a system and modeled through use of "A Transient Simulation Program (TRNSYS)" developed by the University of Wisconsin. The system model included the FSEC building with its heat gains and losses due to insolation and conduction. System element and cooling load parameters are estimated and the basis of estimation is included to help identify adjustments required to fit the model to the final system installation as new or more complete data becomes available. Deficiencies noted in the current TRNSYS system are identified as potential improvement areas. An empirical model of the 25-Tom Arkla Absorption Water Chiller proposed for the FSEC system is developed front he factory performance test data and implemented through use of TRNSYS algebraic function modules. A simplified block diagram of the FSEC cooling system is described and the basic TRNSYS modules required to model the system are also indicated in block diagram form. The individual modules with parameter designations and values, input designations and initial values, and output designations are each included. Finally, the model listing and simulation output data for a seven day period, utilizing actual solar insolation and ambient temperature data, are provided to demonstrate the model and reasonableness of results. Validation of the baseline model requires careful insertion of actual system parameters, after final system installation, and comparison of system test results against model results obtained using the test period insolation and temperature data.

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Graduation Date

1977

Advisor

Klee, Harold

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vi, 148 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012922

Subjects

Cooling, Solar energy

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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