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Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Environmental Parameters and Geometry on Energy Absorption for an Open-type Water-cooled Flat-plate Solar Collector

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B. Song, H. Inaba, A. Horibe

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Okayama University 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(2), 56-62 (Apr 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1286333 History: Received September 01, 1998; Revised April 01, 2000
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Effect of radiative flux on energy absorption
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Effects of the plate tilt angle and length on energy absorption
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Effects of wind speed and the inlet water temperature on energy absorption
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(a) Axial distributions of Tm,Tw and Ti for specific conditions. (b) Comparison of water temperature profiles from the present calculation and others.
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(a) Transverse distributions of temperature and the mass fraction of water vapor at two axial positions. (b) Comparison of gas temperature profiles from the present calculation and others.
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Effects of atmospheric temperature and humidity on energy absorption
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Effect of the absorbing plate length on the water film temperature rise
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Effects of radiative flux and the film thickness on the water film temperature rise
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Effects of radiative flux and the plate tilt angle on the water film temperature rise
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Effects of atmospheric humidity on sensible and latent heat transfers
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Effect of atmospheric humidity on the water film evaporation
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Schematic diagram of an open-type collector and the physical model

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