Thermal/Hydraulic Analysis of a Commercial-Size Cavity Receiver

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G. Carli

Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Livingston, N.J. 07039

J. Sol. Energy Eng 111(2), 184-188 (May 01, 1989) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268305 History: Received February 01, 1986; Revised January 01, 1989; Online November 11, 2009


This paper presents the results of the thermal/hydraulic analysis of a commercial-size molten salt solar central cavity receiver. Included are a description of the receiver; performance characteristics; sensitivity of salt and tubewall temperatures to variations in heat flux, flow distribution, and uncertainties in design parameters.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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