An overview of CFD and PIV application in investigation of solar thermal systems

Ning Ai, Jianhua Fan, Jianbing Ji

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Abstract

Abstract:Solar thermal system is one of the most widely used technologies of renewable energy ipresently. In order to further improve the system design and to increase its performance,a deep understanding of the complicated fluid flow and heat transfer in the system components is necessary. The most promising solution to this challenge is the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in combination with particle image velocimetry (PIV),which will be the future trend in the investigation of solar thermal systems. The aim of this work is to give an overview of the status of the CFD-PIV application in solar thermal systems. Key words: Solar thermal system,CFD,PIV
Original languageChinese
JournalCHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND ENGINEERING PROGRESS
Volume26
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)515-521
ISSN1000-6613
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Solar thermal system, CFD, PIV

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