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Proceedings of eSim 2010: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

CALIBRATION OF MODELED AND MEASURED RESULTS FOR A SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SOLAR SEASONAL STORAGE SYSTEM

David E. Bradley, Edward J. Whitaker, Bruce M. Mcgeoch

Abstract: This paper presents the simulation model of a residential scale solar heated seasonal thermal storage system constructed in central Vermont. Performance data was recorded at the site between January and April 2009 and an exercise was carried out to estimate appropriate parameters for the modeled heat exchanger, solar collector, and seasonal storage bed based on measured data. With the exception of the load-side heat exchanger outlet temperature, calibrated model results matched simulation extremely well and provided confidence in the previously unvetted storage bed model. Both data and simulation suggest that the bed's effective storage capacity is significantly lower than its size would suggest. Longer term data monitoring is necessary in order to reach a conclusion on this question.
Pages: 1 - 8
Paper:
esim2010_1A1_001_008