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The Tornado Flow Configuration—An Effective Method for Screening of a Solar Reactor Window

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Abraham Kogan, Meir Kogan

Solar Research Facilities Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science, P.O. Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(3), 206-214 (Aug 01, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1487882 History: Received October 01, 2000; Revised October 01, 2001; Online August 01, 2002
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References

Litterst, T., 1992, “Investigation of Window Damage by Hot Particles in Solar Heated Circulating Fluidized Beds,” Proc. of 6th International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentrating Technologies, CIEMAT, Mojácar, Spain, 1 , pp. 359–369.
Steinfeld,  A., Brack,  M., Meier,  A., Weidenkaff,  A., and Wuillemin,  D., 1998, “A Solar Chemical Reactor for Co-production of Zinc and Synthesis Gas,” Energy (Oxford), 23, pp. 803–814.
Batchelor, G. C., 1967, Introduction to Fluid Flow Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 315.
Greenspan, H. P., 1968, Theory of Rotating Fluids, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 3.
Encyclopœdia Britannica, 1968, 14th Edition, Vol. 22, pp. 88–89.

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Reactor model M1; flow visualization test
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Reactor model M2b-CPC assembly
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M2b flow pattern; smoke-charged radial auxiliary flow −2 L/M
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Planar laser beam optical configuration
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Flow pattern of Fig. 5 visualized by laser cross-section illumination; smoke-charged radial auxiliary flow −2 L/M
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M2b flow pattern; smoke-charged radial auxiliary flow −2 L/M; tangential main flow −10 L/M
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M2a flow pattern; smoke-charged radial auxiliary flow −1 L/M; illumination by planar laser beam
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Tornado at Manhattan, Kansas, USA, May 31, 1949
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M2d flow pattern; smoke-charged radial auxiliary flow −2 L/M
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M2e flow pattern; smoke-charged radial auxiliary flow −2L/M

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