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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2019, 141(6): 061012.
Paper No: SOL-19-1093
Published Online: June 11, 2019
.... In the visible range, a maximum absorbance and extinction coefficient of 0.75 and 1.7 cm −1 are obtained for 100 ppm concentration. The thermal conductivity is also enhanced by 6.29% compared to base fluid. A maximum fluid temperature of 78.15 and 89.58 °C is observed for plain receiver tube and receiver tube...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. October 2019, 141(5): 050801.
Paper No: SOL-18-1250
Published Online: March 27, 2019
... materials and heat exchangers. The practical limitation of the latent heat thermal energy system for successful implementation in various applications is mainly from its low thermal conductivity. Low thermal conductivity leads to low heat transfer coefficient, and thereby, the phase change process...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041007.
Published Online: October 11, 2011
... equivalently accounts for both these concerns, is applied in this paper to investigate into the boundary design of large-scale hot water heat stores. A variety of concepts related to general design of the containments, namely, the effects of the thermal conductivity and thickness of the container wall...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031006.
Published Online: July 25, 2011
...°C. Reactor concepts with indirect and direct heat transfer are being evaluated. The low thermal conductivity of the fixed bed of solid reactants turned out to considerably limit the performance of a storage tank with indirect heat input through the reactor walls. A one-dimensional model...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2010, 132(4): 041006.
Published Online: September 3, 2010
... scanning calorimeter and allowed the determination of the melting and solidification characteristics, latent heat, specific heat at melting and solidification, and thermal conductivity of the composite. The results of the study showed an increase in thermal conductivity by a factor of 4 when the mass...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2010, 132(2): 021003.
Published Online: April 29, 2010
... usually show low thermal conductivity limiting the power density during the charging/discharging process. This paper describes various approaches, which have been investigated to overcome these limitations. Based on fundamental PCM-research and laboratory-scale experiments, the sandwich concept has been...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2008, 130(1): 011005.
Published Online: December 28, 2007
... (compounding, infiltration, cold compression) and graphite types, are presented with their respective properties (enhanced thermal conductivities, thermal storage capacities, stability) and compared together. Both the laboratory and industrial scales and grades are considered and compared. The infiltration...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2007, 129(4): 416–422.
Published Online: May 16, 2007
... thermal conductivity of Al 2 O 3 led to a distinct reduction of the surface temperature and emittance, and a shielding effect of the radiation emanating from the hot inner walls by the cooler outer grid structure was inevitable. Optical filters consisting of a water film and of transparent conducting...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2005, 127(3): 352–356.
Published Online: June 3, 2004
...K. Darkwa; J. S. Kim The main barriers affecting the performance of phase change materials (PCM) wallboard system during energy recovery mode are identified as inadequate heat transfer and overall reduction in thermal conductivities. In order to assess the extent of these barriers, two integrated...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2004, 126(2): 716–725.
Published Online: May 4, 2004
... is then performed to determine the impact of slab insulation levels and to estimate the time required to reach steady-state ground-coupled heat transfer conditions. Finally, the solution is utilized to determine an effective soil thermal conductivity that could be used in a purely heat conduction model for ground...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2004, 126(2): 726–731.
Published Online: May 4, 2004
... temperature profiles as well as freezer foundation heat gains. Finally, an effective soil thermal conductivity is successfully utilized in a pure heat conduction model to predict ground-coupled heat gains for freezers. Selected results of the comparative analysis are presented in the following sections...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2002, 124(1): 10–16.
Published Online: May 1, 2001
...Michael P. Deru; Allan T. Kirkpatrick Ground-heat transfer is tightly coupled with soil-moisture transfer. The coupling is threefold: heat is transferred by thermal conduction and by moisture transfer; the thermal properties of soil are strong functions of the moisture content; and moisture phase...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2001, 123(2): 83–90.
Published Online: November 1, 2000
... as a powder is fed to the reactor. Furthermore, experimental work led to insight on how best to keep the window clean in the course of an experiment. Also, comparisons between output from the numerical model and experimental results show that the solar flux and the ZnO’s thermal conductivity and emissivity...