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Designing an Experimental Setup of a District Heating System

Koen van Beekveld (2015) Designing an Experimental Setup of a District Heating System. Master's Thesis / Essay, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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In control engineering, the validation process when developing control systems is a crucial step in this design science research. It predicts how a control system will interact with its context without implementing this artefact in the real-world context. Consequently, this step provides (possible) assurance about the desired performance of such artifact. We require to validate a theoretical model describing a District Heating System (DHS) and test our designed controllers. For this reason, we desigend an Experimental Setup (ES) that reflects the theoretical model and we use it as an instrument for the validation process. The theoretical model possesses several specific modelling simplifications and decisions which requires practical oriented research. We studied three potential candidates by differing sizes and choosed one optimal size by using our design criteria. We designed a control and measurement system which translates signals to flow rates accurately and smootly by making use of measured information. We searched correct components and constructed the ES with help of a local company. We end the research by presenting the ES and suggestions for further research.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:07
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:07

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