Analysis, Modeling and Optimum Design of Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

Lin Qin

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    This study focus on the analysis, modeling and simulation of solar domestic hot water(DHW) systems. Problems related to the system operation such as input weather data and hot water load conditions are also investigated.In order to investigate the heat loss as part of the total heat load, dynamic model of distribution network is developed and simulations are carried out for typical designed circulation type of distribution networks. For dynamic simulation of thermosyphon and drain-back solar DHW systems, thermosyphon loop model and drain-back tank model are put forward. Based on the simulations, several recommendations are given for optimum design of such types of systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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