Masters Theses


Transient performance analysis of integral collector storage solar water heating systems


A. M. Boies


"Solar domestic water heating systems have shown performances capable of relieving a portion of the significant energy requirements for the nation's domestic hot water production. High initial costs of traditional solar domestic water heating systems have prompted the study of integral collector storage (ICS) solar water heaters as a low cost alternative. The focus of the present work has been on means for passively controlling the inherent transients in the storage volume and in order to improve system performance during the energy discharge process"--Abstract, page iv.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Improving discharge characteristics of indirect integral collector storage systems with multi-element storage
  • System performance of and indirect collector storage preheater in series with a conventional electric resistance water heater
  • Variable effectiveness model for indirect thermal storage devices


xii, 101 pages


© 2004 A. M. Boies, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Solar water heaters -- Design and construction
Solar heating -- Passive systems

Thesis Number

T 8667

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