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Title: A distributed model for a tedlar-foil flat plate solar collector
Authors: Minn, M.A. 
Ng, K.C. 
Khong, W.H.
Melvin, T.
Keywords: Distributed model
Efficiency curve
Overall heat loss coefficient
Temperature profiles
Issue Date: Dec-2002
Citation: Minn, M.A., Ng, K.C., Khong, W.H., Melvin, T. (2002-12). A distributed model for a tedlar-foil flat plate solar collector. Renewable Energy 27 (4) : 507-523. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A theoretical simulation of flat plate collector performance, with temperature-dependency for material and coolant properties, is presented and the simulation is performed without asserting an a priori value for an overall heat loss coefficient of the collector. This approach differs from many previous works reported in the literature. For a given meteorological condition as well as key design parameters of collector as inputs, the model describes a 2-D absorber plate where its temperature distributions along with the coolant channels can be predicted. A comparison between the theoretical predictions and the experimentally measured data show good agreement to within 4%. The distributed modeling of a collector described in this paper is deemed to be a useful tool for the design of solar collectors. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Renewable Energy
ISSN: 09601481
DOI: 10.1016/S0960-1481(01)00175-6
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