Authors: Hatem Oueslati, Salah Ben Mabrouk, Abdelkader Mami
In this paper, the modelling and thermal performance results of the solar air collector have been presented. This system is conceived to heat the ambient air in order to be used in many domains like drying processes and heating buildings. The pseudo-bond graph methodology was used in modelling this system. Such methodology was very suitable for this thermodynamic process since it allows good management of the non-linearity present in the system. The simulation of the global model with bond graph software [20-sim] allows us to analyze the temperature variations and the efficiency of the solar collector and compared with experiment results.