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Thermal modeling Of Solar Pond In Matlab
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Mr. Md. Irfan Ali, Ms. S. Madhu, Mr. R. Yuvaraj
— solar pond, renewable energy, solar energy, k-type thermocouples, matlab, M-file coding, simulation in simulink.
Solar pond technology has made substantial progress in the recent years. This paper presents the mathematical and thermal modeling of the bottom layer of the solar pond, which is also known as lower convective zone(LCZ), where heat is stored. A solar pond of height 0.95m and diameter 1.25m was built at SRM University, LCZ was maintained at the salinity of 50 g/Kg for the experiment work. Nine k-type thermocouples were used for measuring the temperature of pond at various zones. Simulink tool-box from matlab is used for simulation of LCZ. Simulated results are validated with experimental results
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