1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 12:20 PM by Desireddy Shashidhar Reddy

    Simulation on Parabolic Trough Collector

    Shy Kit Wong

      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.