Thermal performance of solar collector with multi direction properties using cross absorber

Mohd Syahriman Mohd Azmi, Mohd. Yusof Othman, Mohd Hafidz Ruslan, Zafri Azran Abdul Majid

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Abstract

A solar collector with multi direction properties using cross absorbers has been developed and its performance has been studied. The concept of multi direction is used so that solar radiation can penetrate to the top and sides of the solar collector. In this study, comparison between conventional solar collector (CSC) and solar collector with multi direction properties (SCwMDp) were made whereby SCwMDp was installed with polycarbonate on the side while the CSC will be insulated by using an insulfex type on its side. The experimental setup has been constructed to investigate the thermal performance over a range of the designs and operating conditions. Several important relationships between the designs and operating conditions have been obtained where the effects of mass flow rate, solar radiation, and temperature rises on the thermal efficiency of both solar collectors have been observed. Overall, the SCwMDp is suitable to add or increase the intensity of solar radiation passing through the solar collector. Hence, the heat energy generated in the solar collector system could be improved by increasing the cross absorber. Apparently, SCwMDp performed better total efficiency as compared with CSC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages113-117
Number of pages5
Volume1528
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2012 National Physics Conference, PERFIK 2012 - Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
Duration: 19 Nov 201221 Nov 2012

Other

Other2012 National Physics Conference, PERFIK 2012
CityBukit Tinggi, Pahang
Period19/11/1221/11/12

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thermodynamic efficiency
mass flow rate
polycarbonates

Keywords

  • cross absorber
  • Performance
  • solar collector with multi direction properties (SCwMDp)
  • thermal efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Thermal performance of solar collector with multi direction properties using cross absorber. / Azmi, Mohd Syahriman Mohd; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz; Majid, Zafri Azran Abdul.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1528 2013. p. 113-117.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Azmi, MSM, Othman, MY, Ruslan, MH & Majid, ZAA 2013, Thermal performance of solar collector with multi direction properties using cross absorber. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1528, pp. 113-117, 2012 National Physics Conference, PERFIK 2012, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, 19/11/12. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4803579
Azmi, Mohd Syahriman Mohd ; Othman, Mohd. Yusof ; Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz ; Majid, Zafri Azran Abdul. / Thermal performance of solar collector with multi direction properties using cross absorber. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1528 2013. pp. 113-117
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