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Re: negative solar radiation
- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 18:10:59 -0500
- From: MichaŽl Kummert <kummert@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: negative solar radiation
I found something that works to avoid the radiation peaks at the
beginning and/or end of the day. I put a maximum on the radiation when
the sun is below 5°, so a kind of solar obstruction.
T1 is the total radiation on the surface, B1 the beam radiation.
Whit this my simulation runs the whole 8760 hours.
There seems to be a time shift in your data, even though the shift angle
you use (-10.65) is correct for the location (assuming the file is in
local time). If you change the shift to -13.5 progressively, you will
notice that the peaks decrease and start happening on the east side
instead of the west side.
You are using a short time step (0.1h) with a hourly data file, and
unfortunately those problem are likely to happen. They come partly from
small "timing" inaccuracies (either in the data or in Type16) and also
from the fact that sometimes pyranometers actually record some positive
radiation before the official sunrise (or after sunset). In that case,
that radiation should be treated as diffuse, obviously. If I am right
Type16 does not do that in all cases, which might explain the peaks.
When sunrise/set occurs during a hourly timestep, it is not easy to know
which part of the diffuse actually occurred when the sun was down).
Your workaround using upper limits on radiation seems OK to me, but you
could also zero the beam radiation only and make the total equal to the
diffuse for such low sun altitude angles.
I will keep your example for our TRNSYS 16 tests and we will try to get
rid of those very high values.
On a side note, or(gt(zenith,85),eql(zenith,85)) can also be written
(1-gt(zenith,85)), which is slightly shorter, and in TRNSYS 16 you will
have a "LE" function that does that.
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