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Numerical simulation of wind flow around a parabolic trough solar collector

Author
Amine Hachicha, A.; Rodriguez, I.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Applied energy
Date of publication
2013-07-01
Volume
107
First page
426
Last page
437
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.02.014 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/18780 Open in new window
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.02.014 Open in new window
Abstract
The use of parabolic trough solar technology in solar power plants has been increased in recent years. Such devices are located in open terrain and can be the subject of strong winds. As a result, the stability of these devices to track accurately the sun and the convection heat transfer from the receiver tube could be affected. In this paper, a detailed numerical aerodynamic and heat transfer model based on Large Eddy Simulations (LES) modelling for these equipments is presented. First, the mod...
Citation
Amine Hachicha, A. [et al.]. Numerical simulation of wind flow around a parabolic trough solar collector. "Applied energy", 01 Juliol 2013, vol. 107, p. 426-437.
Keywords
Heat transfer coefficient, Large eddy simulations, Parabolic trough solar collector, Wind flow
Group of research
CTTC - Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center
TUAREG - Turbulence and Aerodynamics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Group

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