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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2012, 134(1): 011004.
Published Online: November 1, 2011
... finite element analysis finite volume methods gas turbines heat conduction Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar power In previous publications [( 1 ), 2 ] we reported on a novel design of an air-based pressurized solar receiver for power generation via solar-driven gas turbines. The main...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041009.
Published Online: October 13, 2011
...H. I. Villafán-Vidales; C. A. Arancibia-Bulnes; S. Abanades; D. Riveros-Rosas; H. Romero-Paredes A directly irradiated cavity solar reactor devoted to the thermal reduction of SnO 2 particle-cloud is studied numerically by using the Monte Carlo method. The steady-state model solves the radiation...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 044501.
Published Online: October 13, 2011
... distribution yield the same results. In the given example, the Rayleigh method is found to be ∼40% faster than the Gaussian method. 11 10 2010 01 03 2011 13 10 2011 13 10 2011 Gaussian distribution light reflection mirrors Monte Carlo methods optical design techniques optical...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041006.
Published Online: October 11, 2011
... or management of offshore wind farms. 06 05 2010 12 04 2011 11 10 2011 11 10 2011 approximation theory calibration Markov processes Monte Carlo methods offshore installations power generation reliability redundancy wind power plants wind turbines wind energy...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031016.
Published Online: July 28, 2011
... engineering membranes Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar energy concentrators In a previous paper, we presented a novel design of a solar trough concentrator that makes use of pneumatic polymer mirrors supported on precast concrete frames [( 1 )]. Its major advantages are five-folded: (1...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031015.
Published Online: July 28, 2011
... Coating ,” Proceedings of the 14th Biennial CSP SolarPACES Symposium . 06 05 2011 11 05 2011 28 07 2011 28 07 2011 computational fluid dynamics convection design engineering flow simulation heat conduction heat losses heat radiation Monte Carlo methods pipe flow...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2011, 133(1): 011013.
Published Online: February 3, 2011
... 2010 03 02 2011 03 02 2011 Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar power stations solar simulation concentrated solar energy high-flux high-temperature High-temperature solar thermal and thermochemical research seeks to develop efficient processes for solar power...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2010, 132(4): 041002.
Published Online: August 19, 2010
... of three different configurations of linear concentrating collector. 08 12 2009 23 03 2010 19 08 2010 19 08 2010 Monte Carlo methods regression analysis solar absorber-convertors stochastic programming With the growing demand for energy and its increasing impact...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2010, 132(3): 031017.
Published Online: June 29, 2010
... Parabolic Trough Receiver ,” Technical Report No. NREL/TP-550-45633. 28 03 2010 14 04 2010 29 06 2010 29 06 2010 cavity resonators convection heat conduction heat transfer Monte Carlo methods solar absorber-convertors solar radiation Cavity-receivers...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 014501.
Published Online: January 11, 2010
... 11 01 2010 focal planes mirrors Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar absorber-convertors 2 Concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) usually feature 3D-type solar concentrators, e.g., Fresnel lenses and paraboloidal reflectors ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ). This paper deals with CPV...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2009, 131(3): 031007.
Published Online: June 29, 2009
... ) with σ PM = 2   mrad ; all other baseline parameters were kept unchanged. The corresponding quantitative results are listed in Table 3 . 04 01 2009 07 04 2009 29 06 2009 aberrations mirrors Monte Carlo methods optical design techniques optical fabrication optical...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2009, 131(1): 011004.
Published Online: January 6, 2009
... of Temperature Distribution on Parabolic Trough Receivers ,” Proceedings of the 13th Solar PACES International Symposium , Seville, Spain . 09 07 2007 08 01 2008 06 01 2009 Monte Carlo methods photogrammetry ray tracing solar absorber-convertors solar power temperature...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2008, 130(2): 021013.
Published Online: March 20, 2008
... by using multiple-tube absorbers of constant total cross sectional area. Monte Carlo methods radiative transfer temperature distribution thermal analysis Solar receivers and reactors for highly concentrated solar applications usually feature the use of a cavity-type configuration, i.e...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2008, 130(2): 021001.
Published Online: February 14, 2008
...Yong Shuai; Xin-Lin Xia; He-Ping Tan This paper aims at predicting radiation characteristics of the solar collector system by the Monte Carlo method with respect to the corresponding optical properties. Several probability models were introduced to analyze the effects of sunshape and surface...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2006, 128(1): 121–124.
Published Online: March 8, 2005
... concentrators Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar power A set of MC simulations was carried out with a sample of 10 5 rays. The baseline configuration selected is R 2 ∕ R 1 = 3 , α = 45 ° , and ρ = 1 . The capability of the A-CPC to concentrate...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2005, 127(1): 102–108.
Published Online: February 7, 2005
...: A Statistical Approach , Wiley, New York, Part III. Wen-Jei, Y., Hiroshi, T., and Kazuhiko, K., 1995, “Radiative Heat Transfer by the Monte Carlo Method,” in Advances in Heat Transfer , 27 , Academic Press, San Diego. Farmer, J. T., and Howell, J. R., 1998, “Comparison of Monte Carlo Strategies...