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dc.contributor.authorOyinlola, M. A.en
dc.contributor.authorShire, G. S. F.en
dc.contributor.authorMoss, R. W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03T10:07:24Z
dc.date.available2016-03-03T10:07:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-10
dc.identifier.citationOyinlola, M.A., Shire, G.S.F. and Moss, R. W. (2015) Thermal analysis of a solar collector absorber plate with microchannels. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 67, pp. 102-109en
dc.identifier.issn0894-1777
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11569
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is th authors final peer reviewed version. The publishers version can be found by following the DOI link below.en
dc.description.abstractExperimental and theoretical analyses were carried out to investigate the absorber plate temperature distribution for compact (thin and light-weight) solar thermal collectors. An analytic model combining convective heat transfer with axial conduction in the metal plate was developed. Forced convection experiments were then performed on an instrumented metal plate with micro-channels 0.5 mm × 2 mm × 270 mm long, at various flow rates; the heat transfer fluid was Tyfocor® LS. Reynolds numbers were in the range 10–100 and fluid inlet temperatures ranged from 5 to 60 °C. The predicted plate temperature profiles from the analytic model were in close agreement with the measured profiles. Thermal entry lengths were found to be significant and resulted in slight variations at the entry portion of the plate at higher flow rates. The model was used to study the effects of varying design/operating parameters and showed that axial conduction can significantly alter the temperature profile in the plate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectHeat Transferen
dc.subjectThermal Energyen
dc.subjectSolar Collectoren
dc.subjectRenewable Energyen
dc.titleThermal analysis of a solar collector absorber plate with microchannelsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2014.10.014
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNAen
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dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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