Dynamic simulation of CSP fluids

Project: Research


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