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dc.contributor.authorHazeu, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-07T18:45:51Z
dc.date.available2008-05-07T18:45:51Z
dc.date.issued1980-10
dc.identifier.other1980 .H337
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2092/751
dc.description122 leaves. Advisor: Harry L. Downing, Jr.en
dc.description.abstractA 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.isoen_US
dc.publisherDrake Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDrake University, School of Graduate Studies;1980
dc.subjectPhysicsen
dc.subjectEnergy conservationen
dc.subjectSolar energyen
dc.titleThe Optimal Control of Liquid Type Solar Energy Systemsen
dc.typeThesisen


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