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Temperature and Heat Flux Distributions in Sodium Receiver Tubes

Logie, William; Asselineau, Charles-Alexis; Pye, John; Coventry, Joseph


This paper presents an analysis of tube wall heat transfer using a simplified two-dimensional model. Wall conduction is modelled using the laplacianFoam solver from OpenFOAM R with boundary conditions representing internal/external convection and radiation. Using this model, the effect of sodium as a working fluid is compared with molten salt, and tube performance is characterised through the use of tube efficiency. Fouling has a significant effect on the efficiency with molten salt as a heat...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Conference paper
Source: 2015 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference
Access Rights: Open Access


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