Test results and analysis of a convective loop solar air collector [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1981.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 6 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The test results and analysis methods employed in studying the general design parameters of an air convective loop solar collector are presented. The purpose of the test program is to validate a simulation model that can also be extended to other collector arrangements and to a variety of weather patterns. Details of the collector configurations, typical test results, simulation model, and comparison between test and analysis results are discussed. The good agreement between test and analysis suggests that the analytical model can be employed for sensitivity studies. Results (not presented here) show that the collector efficiency, mass flow rate, and air temperature gain are sensitive to the air passage depth behind the absorber plate. A range of desirable collector lengths, based upon efficiency considerations, is determined employing the analytical model.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:la-ur-81-2252
E 1.99: conf-810925-3
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
6. national passive conference, Portland, OR, USA, 8 Sep 1981.
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