WIT Press


Heat Transfer In Flat-plate Solar Air-heating Collectors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT000531

Volume

27

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

260 kb

Author(s)

Y. Nassar & E. Sergievsky

Abstract

All energy systems involve processes of heat transfer. Solar energy is obviously a field where heat transfer plays crucial role. Solar collector represents a heat exchanger, in which receive solar radiation, transform it to heat and transfer this heat to the working fluid in the collector's channel The radiation and convection heat transfer processes inside the collectors depend on the temperatures of the collector components and on the hydrodynamic characteristics of the working fluid. Economically, solar energy systems are at best marginal in most cases. In order to realize the potential of solar energy, a combination of better design and performance and of environmental considerations would be necessary. This paper describes the thermal behavior of several types of flat-plate solar air-heating collectors. 1 Introduction Nowadays the problem of utilization of solar energy is very impor

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