Development of general-purpose energy system analysis simulator "energy flow +m"? Static analysis of solar collector

Takahiro Nakano, Kiyoshi Saito

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    To solve current environmental problems such as global warming and declination of fossil fuels, use of less energy is essential, particularly in the fields of refrigeration and air conditioning. Thus, simulations using complex mathematical models become vital. Simulation technology faces a major challenge because the language of simulation codes varies depending on the programmer. Thereafter, others cannot duplicate the same simulation technology used by their predecessors. To address this, a modular analysis method that generalizes simulation code has been developed. With this method, the general-purpose software analyzing energy system called "ENERGY FLOW +M," a software enabling analyses that can be conducted without having to specify the model or the method of analysis used, has also been created. The focus of this study was on the solar collector. As the solar collector uses energy from the sun, it is friendly to the global environment. In order to understand the performance of the solar collector, the construction of a simulation model was carried out. Moreover, models of the solar collector and solar radiation were loaded into "ENERGY FLOW +M" to verify their performance. Thus, this simulator allows us to execute simulations of the solar collector from anywhere via the Internet.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257-265
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Technology
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

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    Solar collectors
    Static analysis
    Simulators
    Systems analysis
    Global warming
    Refrigeration
    Solar radiation
    Fossil fuels
    Air conditioning
    Sun
    Energy
    Simulation
    Energy systems
    Internet
    Mathematical models

    Keywords

    • Energy flow +m
    • Modular analysis method
    • Simulation
    • Solar collector
    • Solar radiation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Strategy and Management

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    Development of general-purpose energy system analysis simulator "energy flow +m"? Static analysis of solar collector. / Nakano, Takahiro; Saito, Kiyoshi.

    In: International Journal of Technology, Vol. 2, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 257-265.

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