Numerical study on the limiting characteristics of an open-type water-cooled flat-plate solar collector

B. Song, H. Inaba, A. Horibe

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Abstract

The effects of various parameters on the limiting characteristics of an open-type water-cooled flat-plate collector were studied numerically. The results showed that the heat and mass transfer was enhanced with an increase in the inlet water temperature. The operating temperature and the interfacial mass flux maintained a higher constant for 4 and 2 hours around the noontime, respectively. An increase in atmospheric temperature or humidity and a decrease in the film thickness caused the operating temperature to rise to some extent. The wind velocity exerted a great influence on the operating temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2000

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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