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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2012, 134(1): 011004.
Published Online: November 1, 2011
... finite element analysis finite volume methods gas turbines heat conduction Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar power In previous publications [( 1 ), 2 ] we reported on a novel design of an air-based pressurized solar receiver for power generation via solar-driven gas turbines. The main...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041009.
Published Online: October 13, 2011
...H. I. Villafán-Vidales; C. A. Arancibia-Bulnes; S. Abanades; D. Riveros-Rosas; H. Romero-Paredes A directly irradiated cavity solar reactor devoted to the thermal reduction of SnO 2 particle-cloud is studied numerically by using the Monte Carlo method. The steady-state model solves the radiation...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 044501.
Published Online: October 13, 2011
... a Rayleigh distribution. An alternative derivation, based on a Gaussian distribution of the reflectivity ρ , is presented in Sec. 3 . Consider a variable x with probability density function f(x) . The Monte Carlo method is based on the use of (pseudo-)random numbers sampled from the uniform...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041006.
Published Online: October 11, 2011
... Markov processes Monte Carlo methods offshore installations power generation reliability redundancy wind power plants wind turbines wind energy reliability Markov chain availability wind farm Rapidly increasing emphasis on wind as an energy source is being accompanied by growth...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031016.
Published Online: July 28, 2011
... are employed, the inflatable polymer membranes are easily transported in rolls, and the concrete frames are cast on site. design engineering membranes Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar energy concentrators 11 01 2011 17 05 2011 28 07 2011 28 07 2011 2011 American...
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Publisher: ASME
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031015.
Published Online: July 28, 2011
... Carlo methods pipe flow radiative transfer rarefied fluid dynamics solar absorber-convertors solar power stations vacuum pumps The central component of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants is the receiver, where solar radiation that has been concentrated by collectors is absorbed...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2011, 133(1): 011013.
Published Online: February 3, 2011
... Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar power stations solar simulation concentrated solar energy high-flux high-temperature High-temperature solar thermal and thermochemical research seeks to develop efficient processes for solar power generation and fuel production (e.g., Refs. 1 2...
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J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2010, 132(4): 041002.
Published Online: August 19, 2010
... of three different configurations of linear concentrating collector. 08 12 2009 23 03 2010 19 08 2010 19 08 2010 Monte Carlo methods regression analysis solar absorber-convertors stochastic programming With the growing demand for energy and its increasing impact...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2010, 132(3): 031017.
Published Online: June 29, 2010
... 06 2010 29 06 2010 cavity resonators convection heat conduction heat transfer Monte Carlo methods solar absorber-convertors solar radiation Cavity-receivers are typically used in point-focusing solar concentrating systems (e.g., dishes and towers) to efficiently capture...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 014501.
Published Online: January 11, 2010
... planes mirrors Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar absorber-convertors 29 06 2009 22 10 2009 11 01 2010 11 01 2010 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2009, 131(3): 031007.
Published Online: June 29, 2009
... mirrors Monte Carlo methods optical design techniques optical fabrication optical polymers pneumatic systems ray tracing solar energy concentrators Optical efficiency as a function of the target’s width; the parameter is the SM’s surface error mode σ SM in the range 0–10 mrad...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2009, 131(1): 011004.
Published Online: January 6, 2009
... of sensitivity studies performed with the validated model are shown. 09 07 2007 08 01 2008 06 01 2009 Monte Carlo methods photogrammetry ray tracing solar absorber-convertors solar power temperature distribution For the identification of improvement potential in parabolic...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2008, 130(2): 021001.
Published Online: February 14, 2008
...Yong Shuai; Xin-Lin Xia; He-Ping Tan This paper aims at predicting radiation characteristics of the solar collector system by the Monte Carlo method with respect to the corresponding optical properties. Several probability models were introduced to analyze the effects of sunshape and surface...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2006, 128(1): 121–124.
Published Online: March 8, 2005
... that do not belong to the plane containing the axis of the A-CPC. 06 10 2004 08 03 2005 solar energy concentrators Monte Carlo methods ray tracing solar power The classical three-dimensional compound parabolic concentrator (3D-CPC) (Fig. 1a ), a body of revolution formed...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2005, 127(1): 102–108.
Published Online: February 7, 2005
...: A Statistical Approach , Wiley, New York, Part III. Wen-Jei, Y., Hiroshi, T., and Kazuhiko, K., 1995, “Radiative Heat Transfer by the Monte Carlo Method,” in Advances in Heat Transfer , 27 , Academic Press, San Diego. Farmer, J. T., and Howell, J. R., 1998, “Comparison of Monte Carlo Strategies...