An Optimal Standard for Solar Heating Systems

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D. M. Auslander, M. Tomizuka, H. Lee

Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 101(2), 138-149 (Jun 01, 1979) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426412 History: Received August 14, 1978; Online July 13, 2010


Control problems in solar heating systems are studied. Using a load temperature regulation specification based on minimum temperature, an optimal control problem is formulated to compute a lower bound on the amount of auxiliary energy needed, over a given cycle, for a fixed solar heating system. In order to estimate the sophistication of control necessary for achieving higher performance, a comparative study is made among several simple controllers with both proportional and on-off actuation.

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