The Effects of Temperature Settings on Cycling Rates for Bang-Bang Controllers

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C. B. Winn

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. 80523; Solar Environmental Engineering Co., Inc., Fort Collins, Colo. 80524

J. Sol. Energy Eng 105(3), 277-280 (Aug 01, 1983) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3266378 History: Received August 10, 1981; Online November 11, 2009


An analytical method for determining the effects of temperature differentials on cycling rates for a bang-bang controller in a solar collector loop is presented. The method is an extension of previously published numerical results. The collector thermal capacitance is included in the analysis.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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