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Pressure Drop in Solar Power Plant Chimneys

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Theodor W. von Backström, Andreas Bernhardt, Anthony J. Gannon

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

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(2), 165-169 (May 08, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1564077 History: Received March 01, 2002; Revised October 01, 2002; Online May 08, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Solar chimney schematic
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Chimney model bracing wheel
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Model spoke and velocity profile
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Pressure variation in chimney with and without bracing wheels
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Velocity profiles measured at chimney exit

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