Research Papers

Indoor Air Temperature Analysis of Solar Heating System With Dual Heat Storage Devices

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Yu Qihui

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology,
Baotou 014010, China;
Pneumatic and Thermodynamic Energy Storage and Supply Beijing Key Laboratory,
Beijing 100191, China
e-mail: yqhhxq@163.com

Hao Xueqing

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology,
Baotou 014010, China
e-mail: haoxueqing123@163.com

Tan Xin

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology,
Baotou 014010, China
e-mail: tanxin@imust.edu.cn

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. Manuscript received January 29, 2018; final manuscript received February 25, 2019; published online March 19, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Ming Qu.

J. Sol. Energy Eng 141(5), 051002 (Mar 19, 2019) (6 pages) Paper No: SOL-18-1043; doi: 10.1115/1.4043125 History: Received January 29, 2018; Accepted February 28, 2019

Using solar energy for space heating is an efficient and simply way to satisfy the energy demands of buildings. In this study, a typical office building is selected as a case model to obtain indoor air temperature characteristics with dual heat storage devices. By analyzing our solar heating system, a mathematical model of the system working process is set up. Using the software matlab/simulink for simulation, the indoor air temperature characteristics in 1 day are obtained. Simulation and experimental results show good consistency. And using the mathematical model, the storage tank size is optimized to search for the minimum size for the fixed building. Based on our analysis, the optimum ratio of storage tank A volume and collector field area is 0.11 m. This research can be a good reference for the design of the solar heating system.

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Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the simulated room: (a) single-layer planar graph and (b) stereoscopic diagram

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Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the SHS

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Fig. 3

Control diagram for the SHS system

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Fig. 4

Comparison of predicted and real solar radiation.4 (The date is Oct. 27; latitude, 22°15′; longitude, 114°15′.)

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Fig. 5

Curve of water temperature variation in storage tank A

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Fig. 6

Simulated values of indoor air temperature

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Fig. 7

Comparison between measured and simulated values of indoor air temperature

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Fig. 8

Indoor air temperature in different volume of storage tank A without auxiliary energy device



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