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An experimental procedure to determine solar energy flux distributions on the absorber of line-axis compound parabolic concentrators

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Smyth, Mervyn, Zacharopoulos, Aggelos, Eames, Philip Charles and Norton, Brian (1999) An experimental procedure to determine solar energy flux distributions on the absorber of line-axis compound parabolic concentrators. Renewable Energy, 16 . pp. 761-764. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/S0960-1481(98)00274-2

Abstract

An experimental method for predicting the solar radiation intensity distribution incident on the absorber of a line-axis Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) has been developed. A relationship has been derived that correlates insolation intensity with rate of temperature rise, based on first order time/temperature response curves obtained from thermocouples exposed to direct solar radiation. Employing this technique the energy flux distribution on the absorber of three line-axis CPC has been determined. The results have been validated with a,2-Dimensional raytrace analysis.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
ID Code:16074
Deposited By:Dr Aggelos Zacharopoulos
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 13:46
Last Modified:20 Mar 2014 11:35

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