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Mathematical model of flat plate collector

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Posted by Pszczola on May 31, 2006, 12:01 pm
I need to create mathematical model of flat plate collector. It should
be based on experimental data which I gathered in solar laboratory.
Where can I find neccessary information???

Posted by Gary on May 31, 2006, 2:21 pm
Pszczola wrote:

The book Active Solar Collectors and Their Applications, Rabl has everything you
would need to create a good collector model.

You might also take a look at:



"Build It Yourself" Solar Projects

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Posted by Jeff on May 31, 2006, 4:13 pm
 Hi Gary,

That's pretty interesting.

  I'm struck by how little the tube to fin conductance affects the
efficiency and I really cranked that number down to less than 1% of the
default. That make me wonder about a collector made of ABS tubes with
fins of 12" flashing. With a little solvent glue on the ABS and roughing
up the aluminum that might be a structural bond. The collector would
certainly be dead easy to build. Don't know about the how ABS does at
stagnation temp though, could be a big problem!

   It also looks like, at least for home heating, one cover is better
than two.


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