Compressible Flow Through Solar Power Plant Chimneys

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Theodor W. von Backström, Anthony J. Gannon

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(3), 138-145 (Jul 01, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1313528 History: Received December 01, 1999; Revised July 01, 2000
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Grahic Jump Location
Solar chimney schematic
Grahic Jump Location
Physical model for generalized steady one-dimensional flow



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