David Blandin, Dominique Caccavelli, Gérard Krauss and Hassan Bouia
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2007, Beijing, China

Thermal stratification in solar tanks is essential for a better performance of energy systems where these tanks are integrated. As a consequence, various technological solutions allow, on the one hand, to support stratification and, on the other hand, to decrease its disturbance. A state of the art on existing technologies and the various levels of modeling leads us to propose a pressure zonal model to predict annual performances of a generic solar tank.