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Optical and Thermal Performance of Bladed Receivers

Pye, John; Coventry, Joe; Ho, Clifford; Yellowhair, Julius; Nock, Ian; Wang, Ye; Abbasi, Ehsan; Christian, Joshua; Ortega, Jesus; Hughes, Graham


Bladed receivers use conventional receiver tube-banks rearranged into bladed/finned structures, and offer better light trapping, reduced radiative and convective losses, and reduced tube mass, based on the presented optical and thermal analysis. Optimising for optical performance, deep blades emerge. Considering thermal losses leads to shallower blades. Horizontal blades perform better, in both windy and no-wind conditions, than vertical blades, at the scales considered so far. Air curtains...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Conference paper
Source: AIP Conference Proceedings
Book Title: Proceedings of the 22nd SolarPACES 2016 International Conference
DOI: 10.1063/1.4984383
Access Rights: Open Access


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