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Parabolic trough concentrators—design, construction and evaluation

Thomas, A and Guven, HM (1993) Parabolic trough concentrators—design, construction and evaluation. In: Energy Conversion and Management, 34 (5). pp. 401-416.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0196-8904(93)90090-W

Abstract

A brief review on the design aspects of the structural, optical and thermal subsystems of parabolic trough concentrators is given. Existing methods of performance evaluation and techniques to improve their performance are also discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Parabolic trough concentrators;Optical efficiency; Intercept factor;Incidence angle modifier Universal error parameters;Non-uniform heat flux;Flux line tracker;Wind load;Thermal efficiency.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 07:06
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2011 07:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35662

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