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Title: Energy software programs for educational use
Authors: Αξαόπουλος, Πέτρος Ι.
Πιτσιλής, Γεώργιος
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Solar thermal energy;Materials--Thermal properties;Ηλιακή θερμική ενέργεια;Θερμοφυσικές ιδιότητες
Subjects: Technology
Renewable energy sources
Ανανεώσιμες πηγές ενέργειας
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 8-Jan-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: A package of six fully interactive energy software programs was developed for educational use. The first three programs can be used to simulate energy systems, while the rest three can be used to calculate some characteristic values, which can be used separately or in conjunction with the first three programs. The first one is a multimedia program for an active solar hot water system. It accounts for a large number of parameters and can be used to investigate their effect on the thermal efficiency of the system. The second program is a transient simulation for thermal behavior of a building. It can be used to predict the temperature and relative humidity inside a building along with the heating/cooling load required to keep the temperature at a preset point. The third program has been developed for sizing solar thermal systems. The fourth program is a graphical representation of the apparent motion of the sun on the celestial vault. The fifth program calculates the thermophysical properties of a number of gases and liquids for a desired temperature. The sixth program represents graphically the psychrometric chart. The above-mentioned programs, are useful tools for education in energy, suitable for high school students and Universities. It can also be used for an extensive set of exercises in the tertiary education sector.
Language: English
Citation: Axaopoulos, P. and Pitsilis, G. (May 2007). Energy software programs for educational use. Renewable Energy. 32(6). pp. 1045-1058.Elsevier Science Ltd. Available from: [Accessed 30/10/2006]
Journal: Renewable energy
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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