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Thermal Modeling of Solar Energy Systems

Course Summary

Learn to model thermal systems with solar heating and realistic worldwide weather data

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction to this Course
      • Introduction to This Course
      • Examples Thermal Models
    • Solar Energy Fundamentals
      • Solar Energy Fundamentals
      • Worldwide Weather Data
      • Ground Models
    • Software used to Create Thermal Models with Solar Energy
      • Radiation Heat Transfer
      • Software Used for Thermal Models Involving Solar Heating
    • Detailed Tutorial Problem
      • Tutorial Workshop Problem PDF File
      • Introduction to the Tutorial workshop
      • Creating the Geometry
      • Adding Materials and Properties
      • Meshing
      • Thermal Radiation Loads
      • Environment Simulation Module (ESM) Setup
      • Running the model for the first time
      • Viewing the Results
      • Rerunning the Thermal Model in the Background
    • Adding a Near Field Ground Model
      • Creating the Geometry for the Near Field Ground (NFG)
      • Adding Material Properties for the NFG Model
      • Meshing the Ground Model
      • Creating Temperature and Radiation Loads for the NFG Model
      • ESM Setup for NFG Model
      • Running the Thermal Model
      • Viewing the Results in Patran
      • Viewing the Results in Thermal Studio
    • Changing the Date and Location of the Model
      • Changing the Date for the Model
      • Changing the Location on the Earth
      • Running the Thermal Model at the New Location
      • Comparing the Results to the Original Location
    • Using the Design Day Feature for Simulating Worst Cases
      • Setting up a Design Day
      • Rerunning the Model
      • Viewing the Results
    • Summary and Conclusions
      • Applications for this Type of Simulation
      • Other Tutorial Workshops on Thermal Modeling

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1 - 4 hours / week

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