Dhamshala, Prakash R.
Hiestand, James W.; Kazemersky, Philip M.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
A linearized, one-dimensional finite difference model employing an implicit finite difference method for energy storage tanks is developed, programmed with MATLAB, and demonstrated for different applications. A set of nodal energy equations is developed by considering the energy interactions on a small control volume. The general method of solving these equations is described as are other features of the simulation program. Two modeling applications are presented: the first using a hot water storage tank with a solar collector and an absorption chiller to cool a building in the summer, the second using a molten salt storage system with a solar collector and steam power plant to generate electricity. Recommendations for further study as well as all of the source code generated in the project are also provided.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Solar collectors; Steam power plants
xii, 86 leaves
Buckley, Robert Christopher, "Development of an energy storage tank model" (2012). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.