Our aim is to develop numerical benchmarks and performance criteria for the MOST system. In the Building Physics Modeling research group at Chalmers, we describe real-life performance cases of the MOST solar collector and the heat generation device with building applications as a reference. This approach is crucial to optimize the design and the working conditions of the solar collector and the heat release from MOST molecules. To define molecular requirements of MOST molecules from a macroscopic behavior point of view, we perform modeling and simulation. We study multi-physical phenomena during solar energy storage and energy release to provide insights into real-life performance challenges. Combining own modeling results with the outcomes of other WPs, such as measured performances, contributes to the planning and testing of the demonstration device.
BThe Building Physics Modeling research group at Chalmers works with research and teaching in energy efficiency and moisture safety of buildings, with a focus on numerical modeling and simulations. In the MOST project, we are mainly involved in the starting and finalization of the project. The team is composed of Prof. Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, who leads the research group Building Physics Modeling, Assoc. Prof. Pär Johansson, and Zakariaa Refaa, who is a postdoctoral researcher. We are conducting research on energy storage materials for building applications. During the past years, the focus has been on latent heat storage using Phase change materials PCM) and chemical storage (MOST), combining experimental and modeling/simulation approaches. In this project, we aim to further develop our models into tools to design the solar collector and the heat release from MOST molecules.