Dynamic simulation of CSP fluids

Project: Research

Project Details


The project’s main targets are to gain experience of thermal energy storage (TES) technology in CSP applications and to validate the numerical simulation code Apros® in respect of using molten salt (MS) as heat transfer fluid and storage medium for dynamic simulation of CSP and thermal energy storage systems. The main idea is that the MOSA facility at Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) is modelled in detail and an extensive set of experiments is conducted in the facility, and then repeated by the simulation to gain modelling improvements and to validate the simulation code.
Short titleFLUVAL
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/17


  • CSP
  • Concentrated Solar Power
  • TES
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Solar energy
  • renewable energy

Research Output

  • 1 Conference article in proceedings
  • 1 Article

Modelling a molten salt thermal energy system: A validation study

Lappalainen, J., Hakkarainen, E., Sihvonen, T., Rodríguez-García, M. M. & Alopaeus, V., Jan 2019, In : Applied Energy. 233-234, p. 126-145 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Perspectives of experimental and theoretical studies on a thermal energy storage facility

    Sihvonen, T., Lappalainen, J., Hakkarainen, E. & Rodríguez-García, M. M., 25 Jul 2019, SolarPACES 2018: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems. Richter, C. (ed.). American Institute of Physics AIP, 200029. (AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2126).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Open Access