Title

Analysis of Concentrating Collectors of Energy from a Distant Point Source

Abstract

A procedure to analyze the energy leaving a point source, being reflected from one surface, and striking another was applied to focusing collectors. This very flexible method is independent of flux, magnitude of reflectivity (it must be specular), or location of the source. It was applied to parabolic and circular cylindrical reflector surfaces for three different materials when the source was a function of wavelength. Besides finding the overall collector efficiency, the flux striking the receiver, the monochromatic collector efficiency as a function of wavelength, and the spatial collector efficiency as a function of the reflector position are present.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1983 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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