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Limits of the cylindrical absorber design for a sodium receiver

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


The applicability of the cylindrical arrangement of vertical tube banks is evaluated for liquid sodium concentrating solar thermal receivers and compared with a molten salt reference case through a series of parametric studies. It is shown that sodium receivers experience less thermo-elastic stress load and can operate under higher flux which presents advantages in terms of size reduction and efficiency. While the cylindrical receiver configuration cannot reach the efficiency target of 91% in a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Conference paper
Source: AIP Conference Proceedings
DOI: 10.1063/1.5067042
Access Rights: Open Access


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