The Optimal Control of Liquid Type Solar Energy Systems

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Show simple item record Hazeu, Tom 2008-05-07T18:45:51Z 2008-05-07T18:45:51Z 1980-10
dc.identifier.other 1980 .H337
dc.description 122 leaves. Advisor: Harry L. Downing, Jr. en
dc.description.abstract A computer model of a liquid type solar energy system is presented. Using this model, the effect of the flow rate of liquid through a solar energy system on the system efficiency is invest±gated in the light of finding an optimal flow rate. The dependence of this optimal flow rate on the environment is then found. The optimal control of the flow rate is compared to the differential thermostat and proportional control methods of controlling the flow rate. It was found that the optimal method produced solar energy system efficiencies that averaged 8.5% higher than those produced by the differential thermostat and 4.8% higher than the efficiencies produced by the proportional control. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1980
dc.subject Physics en
dc.subject Energy conservation en
dc.subject Solar energy en
dc.title The Optimal Control of Liquid Type Solar Energy Systems en
dc.type Thesis en

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