solar cavity

solar cavity

[′sō·lər ′kav·əd·ē]
(astronomy)
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There are some studies on optical performance of the solar cavity receivers [10-13].
For a solar cavity receiver, there is an aperture on the front face of the cavity, through which sunlight concentrated by a heliostat field projects onto the surfaces inside the receiver.
A combined computational model was employed for calculating the thermal performance of the solar cavity receiver shown in Figure 1, which was proposed by Fang et al.
The object studied in the present work is a solar cavity receiver shown in Figure 1.
In order to study how the emissivity of the absorber tubes affects the thermal performance of the solar cavity receiver, the emissivity is different in every calculation case.
As the solar cavity receiver is usually laid at 60-100 m high on top of the solar tower, the air around it is in a turbulent state.
Figure 2 shows the flow chart for calculating the thermal performance of the solar cavity receiver.
A solar cavity receiver with the similar geometry to CESA1 receiver 22] was adopted in the present work for studying the influence of surface emissivity.
The focus of this paper is to study the effects of emissivity of the absorber tubes on the thermal performance of the solar cavity receiver.
The solar cavity receiver usually has only one aperture; thus the sunlight projects onto the surfaces inside the receiver only from one side.
The numerical study on the thermal performance of a saturated water/steam solar cavity receiver with different absorber emissivity was simulated in the present work.
Shuxin et al., "Numerical analysis of thermal characteristics of solar cavity receiver with absorber of a bundle of pipes," Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica, vol.