Press the button to start the simulation.
The computer simulation program BOILER enables students to become
familiar with the characteristics of a solar boiler and to gain
insight into the influences of different interventions in the model
around the installation. The model simulates the working of a solar
boiler installation consisting of a collector, a storage vessel, a heat
exchanger with a pump which runs through the collector and storage vessel
and a possibility for tapping. Intervention is possible in the model.
For example, students can change the intensity of the sun-rays or the
heat capacity of the collector. The students has two screen pages at
their disposal. One page with a visualized representation of the
underlying mathematical model of the solar boiler installation and
a page graphically representing the temperature of the heated
The target group for the computer simulation program BOILER are students of elementary and secondary vocational education. The object is that the students increase their insight into the working of the installation and its characteristics while working with the program. That is why the students should already have some theoretical knowledge with regard to the solar boiler. So the program can best be used in e.g. a course in which theory is dealt with first. After that they are introduced to the characteristics of the installation through a real solar boiler installation. Finally the students can increase their insight into the working of the installation with the computer simulation program by experimenting with all sorts of interventions which are not possible with a real installation. Three cases have been developed in the computer simulation program BOILER with which the students can practice with the characteristics of the installation in special situations.