Investigation of Thermal Performance of Flat Plate and Evacuated Tubular Solar Collectors According to a New Dynamic Test Method

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A new dynamic test method is introduced. This so called improved transfer function method features on two new collector parameters. One is time term which can indicate solar collector's inner heat transfer ability and the other is a second order term of collector mean fluid temperature which can obtain fluid thermal capacitance in data processing. Then theoretical analysis and experimental verification are carried out to investigate influencing factors of obtaining accurate and stable second order term. A flat plate and ETC solar collector are compared using both the new dynamic method and a standard method. The results show that the improved function method can accurately and robustly estimate these two kinds of solar collectors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)152-161
StatePublished - 2012
Event1st International Conference on Solar Heating and Coolingfor Buildings and Industry (SHC 2012) - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201211 Jul 2012


Conference1st International Conference on Solar Heating and Coolingfor Buildings and Industry (SHC 2012)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Internet address
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 4

    Research areas

  • Solar collector parameters, Dynamic test method, Flat plate solar collector, ETC solar collector
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