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A computational evaluation of convective losses from bladed solar thermal receivers

Nock, Ian; Logie, William; Coventry, Joseph; Pye, John


Bladed receivers use conventional receiver tube-banks rearranged into bladed structures to increase thermal and optical retention. This paper explores the impact of the blades upon the receiver’s convective losses for both windy and no-wind conditions. The modelling work suggests that the addition of blades increases convection levels but by acceptable amounts when compared to the reductions in radiative emissions

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference


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