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A numerical analysis of a high temperature solar collecting tube, using helium as an heat transfer fluid

Luca Massidda, Alberto Varone
Technical Report 07/52, CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Number 07/52 - june 2007
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This article analyses the use of a gas as a heat transfer fluid in the absorber tube. The fluid dynamics of the gas in the pipe, the heat-transfer in the system and the stresses and deformations of the pipe structure have been simulated numerically. The resulting flow characteristics, temperature distributions and stresses for a reference test case are discussed, and some possible solutions to enhance the system performance are analyzed

BibTex references

@TechReport{MV07b,
  author       = {Massidda, L. and Varone, A.},
  title        = {A numerical analysis of a high temperature solar collecting tube, using helium as an heat transfer fluid},
  institution  = {CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia},
  number       = {07/52},
  month        = {june},
  year         = {2007},
  address      = {Cagliari, Italy},
  note         = {idxproject: CSP ESTATE},
  type         = {techreport},
  keywords     = {CSP, Solar power, trough, FEM, CFD},
  url          = {http://publications.crs4.it/pubdocs/2007/MV07b},
}

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