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Solar radiation on parabolic mirror/receiver question

Question asked by config test on May 6, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 by Desireddy Shashidhar Reddy

I've made a model of a parabolic mirror and a receiver located at the focal point, to simulate radiation concentration on the receiver. i've defined these conditions:

* in "general settings", solar radiation direction along the axis of symmetry of the parabolic mirror (0,-1,0), intensity:1000W/m^2

*whitebody condition on the mirror surface and blackbody condition for the receiver.

* blackbody walls in simulation wizard window

*goal: net radiation flux, average value

*I've tried multiple result plots, non show an increased radiation intensity, of more than 1000W/m^2 on the side of the receiver that faces the mirror.

This is the first time I'm setting up a thermal or radiation analysis, so there must be something wrong with my problem definition and settings. Please help.

I attached the files.(solidworks 2013)

Thanks.

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