Wind Heat Loss From Corrugated, Transpired Solar Collectors

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Keith M. Gawlik

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401e-mail: keith_gawlik@nrel.gov

Charles F. Kutscher

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401e-mail: chuck_kutscher@nrel.gov

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(3), 256-261 (Aug 01, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1487886 History: Received March 01, 2001; Revised January 01, 2002; Online August 01, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Boundary layer development over plate with suction (not to scale). Net heat transfer into thermal boundary layer during starting length development is manifest as wind heat loss at the downstream end of the plate.
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Experimental facility at NREL (from Kutscher 5)
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Experimental and numerical boundary layer profiles for a separated flow case at 0.06 m/s suction air speed and 4 m/s crosswind air speed
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Nu merical results for attached flow boundary layer profiles for the medium aspect ratio plate with 0.09 m/s suction air speed and 2 m/s crosswind air speed
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Correlation of numerical results for attached flow
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Corrugated plate geometry, air flow velocity vectors, and heat flows
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Increase in heat loss when separation occurs for a typical case
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Numerical data points for attached and separated flow cases and plot of correlation for predicting flow separation
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Correlation of numerical results for separated flow




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