Development of an Optimal Control Strategy for the Themis Solar Plant: Part I—Themis Transient Model

[+] Author and Article Information
A. Ferriere, B. Bonduelle

Institut de Science et de Génie des Matériaux et Procédés, C.N.R.S., 66120, Font-Romeu, France

M. Amouroux

66000 Perpignan, France

J. Sol. Energy Eng 111(4), 298-304 (Nov 01, 1989) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268326 History: Received July 20, 1988; Revised April 10, 1989; Online November 11, 2009


This first part of a twofold article is devoted to the presentation of a model of the Themis central receiver solar plant. The Themis experiment showed that the energy balance is deteriorated by internal (parasitic) energy consumption during outages and that the operating procedures were not optimized. Our model takes into account all blocks of the main transfer chain that are involved in the global energy balance. Thanks to a set of control variables, we can simulate various operating procedures. This paper describes the state equations and details the case of the solar receiver.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In