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Ray-Tracing Software Comparison for Linear Focusing Solar Collectors

Osório, Tiago and Horta, Pedro and Larcher, Marco and Pujol-Nadal, Ramón and Hertel, Julian and van Rooyen, De Wet and Heimsath, Anna and Schneider, Simon and Benitez, Daniel and Frein, Antoine and Denarie, Alice (2016) Ray-Tracing Software Comparison for Linear Focusing Solar Collectors. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1734. American Institute of Physics (AIP). doi: 10.1063/1.4949041 . ISSN 0094-243X.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4949041

Abstract

Ray-Tracing software tools have been widely used in the optical design of solar concentrating collectors. In spite of the ability of these tools to assess the geometrical and material aspects impacting the optical performance of concentrators, their use in combination with experimental measurements in the framework of collector testing procedures as not been implemented, to the date, in none of the current solar collector testing standards. In the latest revision of ISO9806 an effort was made to include linear focusing concentrating collectors but some practical and theoretical difficulties emerged. A Ray-Tracing analysis could provide important contributions to overcome these issues, complementing the experimental results obtained through thermal testing and allowing the achievement of more thorough testing outputs with lower experimental requirements. In order to evaluate different available software tools a comparison study was conducted. Taking as representative technologies for line-focus concentrators the Parabolic Trough Collector and the Linear Fresnel Reflector Collector, two exemplary cases with predefined conditions – geometry, sun model and material properties – were simulated with different software tools. This work was carried out within IEA/SHC Task 49 “Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes”.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108930/
Document Type:Article
Title:Ray-Tracing Software Comparison for Linear Focusing Solar Collectors
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Osório, Tiagouniversity of evoraUNSPECIFIED
Horta, Pedrouniversity of evoraUNSPECIFIED
Larcher, Marcoinstitut für solartechnik spfUNSPECIFIED
Pujol-Nadal, Ramónuniversity of the balearic islands uibUNSPECIFIED
Hertel, Julianuniversity of the balearic islands uibUNSPECIFIED
van Rooyen, De Wetfraunhofer iseUNSPECIFIED
Heimsath, Annafhg-iseUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, SimonUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Benitez, DanielUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Frein, Antoinepolitecnico di milanoUNSPECIFIED
Denarie, Alicepolitecnico de milanoUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2016
Journal or Publication Title:AIP Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1734
DOI:10.1063/1.4949041 
Publisher:American Institute of Physics (AIP)
ISSN:0094-243X
Status:Published
Keywords:Ray-Tracing; Linear Focusing Solar Collectors
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Impact of Desert Environment (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Qualifizierung
Deposited By: Kruschinski, Anja
Deposited On:05 Dec 2016 14:33
Last Modified:23 Jul 2022 13:44

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