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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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
|Deposited By:||Dr Aggelos Zacharopoulos|
|Deposited On:||28 Oct 2010 13:46|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2014 11:35|
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