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ASTRID© – Advanced Solar Tubular ReceIver Design: A Powerful Tool for Receiver Design and Optimization

Frantz, Cathy and Fritsch, Andreas and Uhlig, Ralf (2017) ASTRID© – Advanced Solar Tubular ReceIver Design: A Powerful Tool for Receiver Design and Optimization. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. SolarPACES 2016, 11. - 14. Okt. 2016, Abu Dhabi, AE. doi: 10.1063/1.4984360.

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In solar tower power plants the receiver is one of the critical components. It converts the solar radiation into heat and must withstand high heat flux densities and high daily or even hourly gradients (due to passage of clouds). For this reason, the challenge during receiver design is to find a reasonable compromise between receiver efficiency, reliability, lifetime and cost. There is a strong interaction between the heliostat field, the receiver and the heat transfer fluid. Therefore, a proper receiver design needs to consider these components within the receiver optimization. There are several design and optimization tools for receivers, but most of them focus only on the receiver, ignoring the heliostat field and other parts of the plant. During the last years DLR developed the ASTRID© code for tubular receiver concept simulation. The code comprises both a high and a low-detail model. The low-detail model utilizes a number of simplifications which allow the user to screen a high number of receiver concepts for optimization purposes. The high-detail model uses a FE model and is able to compute local absorber and salt temperatures with high accuracy. One key strength of the ASTRID© code is its interface to a ray tracing software which simulates a realistic heat flux distributions on the receiver surface. The results generated by the ASTRID© code have been validated by CFD simulations and measurement data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108571/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ASTRID© – Advanced Solar Tubular ReceIver Design: A Powerful Tool for Receiver Design and Optimization
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Journal or Publication Title:AIP Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Molten salt, liquid metals, external receiver, design and optimization, SOLUGAS, Solar Two, CFD, FEM
Event Title:SolarPACES 2016
Event Location:Abu Dhabi, AE
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11. - 14. Okt. 2016
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Punktfokussierende Systeme
Deposited By: Uhlig, Tamara
Deposited On:01 Dec 2016 19:40
Last Modified:27 Mar 2024 15:06

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