Simulation of a solar concentrating dish for steam generation

B. S Mohamed Ali

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Abstract

This research work aims to design theoretically through computer programming a solar concentrating dish using flat mirrors as reflectors to be fixed in pieces on a steel framed dish. The simulation program determines design dimensions, economical factors and thermal performance, relating them to each other and to be controlled through specific preliminary inputs. A model of concentrating dish having 1 m diameter was constructed and tested to achieve design optimisation of such types of systems. A prototype of 8 m diameter was also constructed and tested to verify the reliability of the program and workability of the system to be used for steam generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-141
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Energy
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Concentrating dish
  • Power generation
  • Solar thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Energy(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology

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Simulation of a solar concentrating dish for steam generation. / Ali, B. S Mohamed.

In: International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2003, p. 129-141.

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