On the Design and Analysis of a Pyrheliometer Comprising a Convex Lens

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A. Dayan

A. Olbinsky, G. Mittelman

Department of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(3), 915-920 (Jul 19, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1758724 History: Received September 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2004; Online July 19, 2004
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Pyrheliometer cross section
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(a) Schematic representation of the irradiative heat flux distribution on the receiver center; (b) Schematic representation of the irradiative heat flux distribution on the receiver at the end of a measurement cycle; (c) The receiver and thermocouple model
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The heat flux/temperature difference calibration chart
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The theoretical and measured receiver temperature response to solar irradiation



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