Computer-Assisted, Solar-Radiation-Dependent Internal Temperature Control for Buildings
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
A heating system, operating with warm water, produces a particular average internal temperature if a particular initial water temperature is set on a motor-driven mixing valve (for warm and cold water). The influence of solar radiation on the internal temperature control is taken into account in that in the relation WT = V $ Wt (WT = changing the initial temperature by setting the mixing valve v = amplification factor Wt = operating time of mixing valve motor) the amplification factor is kept variable as a function of solar radiation. As for internal temperature control, the initial water temperature is considerably increased in the starting phase of the heating system, and the desired internal temperature is obtained only after some time, the heating system being subject to initial overshooting.