TY - JOUR

T1 - Mathematical model and characteristic of solar collector

AU - Imabayashi, Masataka

AU - Saito, Kiyoshi

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - These days, there are a lot of environmental problems which we should solve, so we must use renewable energy. One of the renewable energy is solar energy. The amount of solar energy is infinite. In addition, solar energy is no risk of environmental pollution when we use. Though, solar irradiation depends on climates so it is unstable energy source. So, we should simulate efficient plan and control. For this reason, we aim at constructing high precision mathematical model. In this note, we have constructed mathematical model of flat plate solar collector and evacuated glass tube solar collector. In addition, we have made an experiment about solar collector and validated mathematical model. In conclusion, when the angle of incidence is low, the efficiency of evacuated glass tube solar collector is better than that of flat plate solar collector. And the result of mathematical model equated with the result of the experiment.

AB - These days, there are a lot of environmental problems which we should solve, so we must use renewable energy. One of the renewable energy is solar energy. The amount of solar energy is infinite. In addition, solar energy is no risk of environmental pollution when we use. Though, solar irradiation depends on climates so it is unstable energy source. So, we should simulate efficient plan and control. For this reason, we aim at constructing high precision mathematical model. In this note, we have constructed mathematical model of flat plate solar collector and evacuated glass tube solar collector. In addition, we have made an experiment about solar collector and validated mathematical model. In conclusion, when the angle of incidence is low, the efficiency of evacuated glass tube solar collector is better than that of flat plate solar collector. And the result of mathematical model equated with the result of the experiment.

KW - Energy saving

KW - Numerical analysis

KW - Numerical simulation

KW - Renewable energy

KW - Solar energy

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U2 - 10.1299/kikaib.79.814

DO - 10.1299/kikaib.79.814

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84879908857

SN - 0387-5016

VL - 79

SP - 814

EP - 818

JO - Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B

JF - Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B

IS - 801

ER -