Dynamic Modelling of a Flat-Plate Solar Collector for Control Purposes

Saioa Herrero López
IK4-TEKNIKER, Parke Teknologikoa, Eibar, Spain

Susana López Perez
IK4-TEKNIKER, Parke Teknologikoa, Eibar, Spain

Itzal del Hoyo Arce
IK4-TEKNIKER, Parke Teknologikoa, Eibar, Spain

Iván Mesonero Dávila
IK4-TEKNIKER, Parke Teknologikoa, Eibar, Spain

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15118419

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 118:45, s. 419-426

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Publicerad: 2015-09-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-955-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Two different dynamic models of a flat plate solar collector have been developed in the Modelica language under Dymola® software. These models have been developed within the Ambassador Project (Onillon, 2014). In this project, models of district heating components are conducted for control purposes, including a solar plant model. The present article describes in detail each of these models along with the development process (e.g., assumptions taken into account). The model validation process and results are also presented, as well as the corresponding discussion and conclusions. The model’s validation has been conducted by comparing the model’s simulation results with the experimental results obtained in the IK4-TEKNIKER Solar Thermal Test Rig (LER).


Solar collector; Dynamic model; Control design; Modelica


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