Solar Chimney Turbine Performance

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Anthony J. Gannon, Theodor W. von Backström

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

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(1), 101-106 (Jan 27, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1530195 History: Received March 01, 2002; Revised June 01, 2002; Online January 27, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Solar Chimney Schematic
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Solar Chimney Turbine Rig Schematic
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Velocity triangle diagram of solar chimney turbine
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Experimentally measured efficiency (%) vs flow coefficient (ϕ) for all rotor tip stagger angles
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Maximum efficiency contours (%) vs flow ϕ and load ψ coefficient
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Comparison of simulated and experimentally measured axial and tangential velocity
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Comparison of simulated and measured relative inlet, outlet and deflection flow angles
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Comparison of experimental and measured axial and tangential velocities 1×Dchim after the diffuser




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