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Simulation of a Solar Stirling Engine Operating Under Various Weather Conditions on Mars

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Viorel Badescu

Candida Oancea Institute of Solar Energy, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Spl. Independentei 313, 77206 Bucharest, Romania

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(2), 812-818 (May 04, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1687796 History: Received September 01, 2003; Revised November 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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The system analyzed here (see Tables 1 and 2).
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Solar collector thermal resistances (see Tables 1 and 2)
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Dependence of maximum power Pmax and maximum solar efficiency ηsol,max on local solar time (in Earth hours). Results obtained by using the meteorological data during the autumn and winter in the first year at VL1 site.
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Dependence of maximum power Pmax and maximum solar efficiency ηsol,max on atmospheric optical depth. Results obtained by using the meteorological data during the autumn and winter in the first year at VL1 site.
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Dependence of the maximum power Pmax and optimum collector temperature Tc,opt on maximum solar efficiency ηsol,max. All available meteorological data were used (see Table 5).
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Dependence of overall heat loss coefficient UL on collector temperature. All available meteorological data were used (see Table 5).

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