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Numerical investigations on coupled heat transfer and synthetical performance of a pressurized volumetric receiver with MCRT–FVM method
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Cheng، نويسنده , , Z.D. and He، نويسنده , , Y.L. and Cui، نويسنده , , F.Q.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2013
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This paper presents an axisymmetric steady-state computational fluid dynamics model and further studies on the complex coupled heat transfer combined radiation–convection–conduction in the pressurized volumetric receiver (PVR), by combining the Finite Volume Method (FVM) and the Monte Carlo Ray-Trace (MCRT) method. Based on this, effects of geometric parameters of the compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) and properties of the porous absorber on synthetical characteristics and performance of the photo-thermal conversion process in the PVR are further analyzed and discussed detailedly. It is found that the solar flux density distributions are always very heterogeneous with large nonuniformities, and the variation trends of the corresponding temperature distributions are very similar to these but with much lower order of magnitude. The CPC shape determined by the CPC exit aperture has much larger effects on synthetical characteristics and performance of the PVR than that of the CPC entry aperture with a constant acceptance angle. And a suitable or optimal thickness of the porous absorber could be determined by examining where the drastic decreasing trends occur at the curves of variations of synthetical characteristics and performance with the porosity.
Keywords :
Pressurized volumetric receiver , Coupled heat transfer , Synthetical performance , Monte Carlo ray-trace , Finite volume method
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Applied Thermal Engineering
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Applied Thermal Engineering
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