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Wind speed effect on the flow field and heat transfer around a parabolic trough solar collector

Author
Amine Hachicha, A.; Rodriguez, I.; Oliva, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Applied energy
Date of publication
2014-10-01
Volume
130
First page
200
Last page
211
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.05.037 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/23266 Open in new window
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.05.037 Open in new window
Abstract
Parabolic trough solar collectors are currently one of the most mature and prominent solar technology for the production of electricity. These systems are usually located in an open terrain where strong winds may be found, and could affect their stability and optical performance, as well as the heat exchange between the solar receiver and the ambient air. In this context, a wind flow analysis around a parabolic trough solar collector under real working conditions is performed. A numerical aerody...
Citation
Amine Hachicha, A.; Rodriguez, I.; Oliva, A. Wind speed effect on the flow field and heat transfer around a parabolic trough solar collector. "Applied energy", 01 Octubre 2014, vol. 130, p. 200-211.
Keywords
Heat transfer coefficient, Large Eddy Simulations, PTC stability, Parabolic trough solar collector, Wind speed effect
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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