Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Clean Energy Technologies



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BibTex format

author = {Guarracino, I and Freeman, J and Markides, CN},
title = {Dynamic testing and modelling of solar collectors},
type = {Poster},
url = {},
year = {2014}

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AB - Solar-thermal collectors operating under real conditions rarely reach steady-state operation due to temporal fluctuations inthe climate/environmental conditions and thermal loads. Figure 1 shows typical UK weather map. The incident irradiance,the ambient temperature and the wind speed can vary during the day as shown in Figures 2-4. These figures show the datacollected in London at a temporal resolution of 1-minute. As a consequence of the time-varying inputs, collector models thatdescribe dynamic behaviour are required for the accurate prediction of the thermal output and for optimising the controlstrategy of such systems. We develop detailed 3-D thermal sub-models that can be adapted to various geometries orcollector configurations, including vacuum-tube thermal collectors, sheet-and-tube thermal and PV/T collectors.
AU - Guarracino,I
AU - Freeman,J
AU - Markides,CN
PY - 2014///
TI - Dynamic testing and modelling of solar collectors
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ER -