SDSIM: a novel simulator for solar drying processes
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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SDSim is a novel solar dryer simulator based in a multi-crop, inclined multi-pass solar air heather with in-built thermal storage mathematical model. This model has been developed as a designing and developing tool used to study and forecast the behavior of the system model in order to improve its drying efficiency and achieving a return on the dryer investment. The main feature of this simulator is that most of the parameters are permitted to be changed during the simulation process allowing finding the more suitable system for any specific situation with a user-friendly environment. The model has been evaluated in a real solar dryer system by comparing model estimates to collected data.
CitationBolea, Y.; Grau, A.; Miranda, A. SDSIM: a novel simulator for solar drying processes. A: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics. "INDIN 2012: IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial Informatics: 25-27 July, 2012, Beijing, China". Beijing: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012, p. 419-424.