2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 12:24 PM by Desireddy Shashidhar Reddy

    Solar radiation on parabolic mirror/receiver question

    config test

      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)