A model of the energy fluxes in a solar heated swimming pool and its experimental validation

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dc.contributor.author Rakopoulos, CD en
dc.contributor.author Vazeos, E en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:06:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:06:43Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en
dc.identifier.issn 0196-8904 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/9592
dc.subject Energy fluxes en
dc.subject Solar heating en
dc.subject Swimming pool en
dc.subject.classification Thermodynamics en
dc.subject.classification Energy & Fuels en
dc.subject.classification Mechanics en
dc.subject.classification Physics, Nuclear en
dc.subject.other SOLAR ENERGY - Energy Utilization en
dc.subject.other ENERGY BALANCE en
dc.subject.other ENERGY FLUXES en
dc.subject.other HEAT LOSS en
dc.subject.other SOLAR HEATING en
dc.subject.other SWIMMING POOLS en
dc.title A model of the energy fluxes in a solar heated swimming pool and its experimental validation en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/0196-8904(87)90075-6 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0196-8904(87)90075-6 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 1987 en
heal.abstract In the present work, a theoretical model is presented concerning the various energy fluxes in a solar heated outdoor swimming pool, with a bare or covered surface. The analysis considers the instantaneous energy balance using actual climatological data, special attention being focussed on setting up equations for the calculation of the turbulent heat-mass transfer energy fluxes. Thus, the net heat loss can be calculated under constant water temperature conditions, paving the way for the determination of the needed solar collector heat power and/or conventional heating. A computer program is written and developed to implement the analysis. To check the validity of the model, experimental work has been carried out at the Athens Olympic (25 × 50 m) swimming pool, which is heated by a solar collector array consisting of flat plate plastic panels. A vast monitoring campaign is undertaken, involving the installation of the sensing instruments and the data acquisition and reduction system. All the relevant parameters were continuously recorded and conveniently averaged over 1 h intervals. For the first year of operation, the agreement between experimental results and theoretical calculations (on an hourly basis) is promising for the days tested. From a comparison of the magnitudes of the individual flux losses, it is concluded that the higher loss contributor is the evaporative one. © 1987. en
heal.journalName Energy Conversion and Management en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/0196-8904(87)90075-6 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:A1987J369200012 en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 189 en
dc.identifier.epage 195 en

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