Thermal Energy Storage: Materials, Devices, Systems and Applications
Chapter 14: Modelling and Optimisation of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Published:16 Mar 2021
Special Collection: 2021 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Energy and Environment
A. Sciacovelli, Y. Li, A. Vecchi, G. Humbert, and R. Fisher, in Thermal Energy Storage: Materials, Devices, Systems and Applications, ed. Y. Ding, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021, ch. 14, pp. 480-523.
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This chapter introduces system-level modelling methods for simulation and optimisation of energy systems integrated with thermal energy storage (TES) technologies. Due to increasing interest in development, operation and control of systems coupled with TES a number of modelling methodologies have emerged. These methods can be of great benefit in assessing the performance, costs and value of the integration of TES into systems and processes before the construction of physical installations. The chapter discusses also how process modelling methods, black-box modelling methods and data-driven methods are mathematically formulated and applied to energy systems with TES. Furthermore, discussion is also made on the coupling of system-level modelling methods with TES sub-models to perform simulations and optimisation of integrated systems. Finally, selected applications of modelling methodologies are presented for each of the TES technologies.