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The Role of “Allowable Flux Density” in the Design and Operation of Molten-Salt Solar Central Receivers

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Lorin L. Vant-Hull

Physics Department, University of Houston, Houston TX 77204-5506e-mail: vanthull@uh.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(2), 165-169 (Apr 24, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1464124 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised May 01, 2001; Online April 24, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Vant-Hull, L. L., and Pitman, C. L., 1988, “Central Receiver System Optimization Under An Allowable Flux Constraint,” Proc. 4th Int. Symp. on Solar Thermal Technology-Research, Development, and Applications, Santa Fe, NM, B. P. Gupta and W. H. Traugott (eds.), Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York, pp. 51–60.
Vant-Hull, L. L., Izygon, M. E., and Pitman, C. L., 1993, “Results of a Heliostat Field: Receiver Analysis for Solar Two,” Solar Engineering 1993, A. Kirkpatrick and W. Worek (eds.), ASME Book No. H00785, pp. 413–419.
Walzel,  M. D., Lipps,  F. W., and Vant-Hull,  L. L., 1977, “A Solar Flux Density Calculation for a Solar Tower Concentrator Using a Two-Dimensional Hermite Function Expansion,” Sol. Energy, 19(3), pp. 239–253.
Smith, D. C., 1992, “Design and Optimization of Tube-Type Receiver Panels for Molten Salt Applications,” 1992 ASME Solar Energy Conf., Maui, HI, ASME, New York, NY.
Smith, D. C., via Burds, A. J., 1994, Private Communication from the receiver designer, Rocketdyne Division of Boeing.
Vant-Hull, L. L., Izygon, M. E., and Pitman, C. L., 1996, “Real Time Computation and Control of Solar Flux Density on a Central Receiver (Solar Two) (Protection Against Excess Flux Density),” Solar 96, R. Campbell-Howe and B. Wilkins-Crowder (eds.), Proc. of 1996 Annual Conf., American Solar Energy Society, Asheville, NC., pp. 88–97.
Vant-Hull, L. L., Izygon, M. E., and Pitman, C. L., 1996, “Real Time Computation and Control of Solar Flux Density on a Central Receiver (Solar Two-Preheat),” Solar Engineering 1996, J. H. Davidson and J. Chavez (eds), presented at 1996 ASME Int. Solar Energy Conf., San Antonio, TX, pp. 139–142.
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