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Comparison Between TRNSYS Software Simulation and F-Chart Program on Pool Heating System
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The purpose of this report is to test the accuracy of TRNSYS simulation of Solar Pool Heating System by comparing with F-Chart program which is an authoritative tool to analyze solar system and was developed in 1970s. This report is organized in nine sections. It begins with a brief introduction of Solar Pool Heating System which includes a basic diagram explaining the composition of the system. The detailed simulations of Solar Pool Heating System by TRNSYS and F-Chart are followed with the system input parameter tables and system output results related to system performance. In the next section, the comparison results between TRNSYS and F-Chart are well presented in term of summary tables and plots. To further test the reliability of TRNSYS simulation, four different cases are studied by changing the primary system input parameters. The conclusions and references are listed in Section 5 and 6. Last but not least, Appendix A-C present the detailed the TRNSYS output data for each TRNSYS component in the Solar Pool Heating System, the TRNSYS model by TESS modeling Group and their summary report as well as the working principles of TRNSYS outdoor/indoor swimming pool model type 344.
Haberl, J. S.; Baltazar, J. C.; Mao, C. (2012). Comparison Between TRNSYS Software Simulation and F-Chart Program on Pool Heating System. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from