Experimental investigation of a spherical solar collector

Bakır, Öztekin
The purpose of this study is to investigate the performance of a spherical solar collector by using numerical and experimental methods. For this analysis, equations were obtained by choosing appropriate control volumes in the system and applying The First Law of Thermodynamics. The experiments were realized at four different mass flow rates and non-flow situation. For the numerical simulation of the system, a computer program in Mathcad was written. Another computer program in Mathcad was written for the variation of the absorbed solar radiation through out the day. Finally, the performance of the spherical solar collector is compared theoretically to that of flat plate solar collectors.


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Citation Formats
Ö. Bakır, “Experimental investigation of a spherical solar collector,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.