The thermal behavior of spherically curved solar collector mirror panels exposed to concentrated solar radiation

dc.creatorAgarwal, Vijay Kumar
dc.date.available2011-02-19T00:11:03Z
dc.date.issued1980-12
dc.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractUnder certain conditions the mirror panels in 'Fixed Mirror Distributed Focus’ (FMDF) type of solar collectors are subject to a moving heat source (hot spot) formed by concentrated solar radiation. A two-dimensional finite difference scheme was devised to predict the temperature distribution in the panels under these conditions. The predicted results were compared with experimental data and, show good agreement. The prediction model is therefore considered adequate for use in design and selection of materials for the panels. Some parametric studies based on the above model show that severity of the problem can be reduced by choosing mirror materials having higher thermal capacity and lower absorptivity.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/21190en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectSolar energyen_US
dc.subjectSolar radiationen_US
dc.subjectSolar collectorsen_US
dc.subjectHeat -- Transmissionen_US
dc.titleThe thermal behavior of spherically curved solar collector mirror panels exposed to concentrated solar radiation
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.S.M.E.

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