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Simulation on Parabolic Trough Collector

Question asked by Shy Kit Wong on Sep 16, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 by Desireddy Shashidhar Reddy

How do we run external flow simulation (with solar radiation and reflector material) for Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC) effectively?

 

I have designed a similar model while following the instructions shown in this link: Radiation in Flow Simulation - Part 1 : Reflection but I could not achieve similar results, could only reach about 65 degree Celsius.

 

Other than external flow, black body and symmetry, what else am I missing? Can someone kindly guide me on the details?

 

Thank you.

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