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    A Study on the Performances of Solar Air Collectors Having a Hemispherical Dimple on the Absorber Plate

    Shuilian Li1, Fan Zeng1, Xinli Wei2,*

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.20, No.5, pp. 939-955, 2024, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2023.043614

    Abstract In order to increase the efficiency of solar air collectors, a new variant with a protrusion is proposed in this study, and its performances are analyzed from two points of view, namely, in terms of optics and thermodynamics aspects. By comparing and analyzing the light paths of the protrusion and the dimple, it can be concluded that when sunlight shines on the dimple, it is reflected and absorbed multiple times, whereas for the sunlight shining on the protrusion, there is no secondary reflection or absorption of light. When the lighting area and the properties of… More >

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    An Experimental and Numerical Thermal Flow Analysis in a Solar Air Collector with Different Delta Wing Height Ratios

    Ghobad Shafiei Sabet1,*, Ali Sari1, Ahmad Fakhari2,*, Nasrin Afsarimanesh3, Dominic Organ4, Seyed Mehran Hoseini1

    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 491-509, 2024, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2024.048290

    Abstract This study conducts both numerical and empirical assessments of thermal transfer and fluid flow characteristics in a Solar Air Collector (SAC) using a Delta Wing Vortex Generator (DWVG), and the effects of different height ratios (R = 0.6, 0.8, 1, 1.2 and 1.4) in delta wing vortex generators, which were not considered in the earlier studies, are investigated. Energy and exergy analyses are performed to gain maximum efficiency. The Reynolds number based on the outlet velocity and hydraulic diameter falls between 4400 and 22000, corresponding to the volume flow rate of 5.21–26.07 m/h. It is More >

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