Simulation of double glazed solar collector for the development and application of solar energy

Pierre D. Uwitije*, Ridho Hantoro, Nasri M. Yacine, Abu B.M. Bangura

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In the aim of solar thermal energy development and application in Rwanda, this work has the intention of analyzing the energy intake of a double glazed solar collector depending on its geometry, and on external parameters before being built and installed. Indeed before spending huge capitals and time, it is imperative to develop models and programs helping in the system design and forecasting. This study carries out a thermodynamic modelling of a forced double glazed conventional solar collector designed for heating and drying purposes. For this intention, a system of equations governing the collector thermal behaviour and of various heat exchange coefficients are established and solved numerically, This allows us to obtain the hourly temperature distribution of various collector's elements helping in analysing the system performance. The effect of collector dimension variation and air velocity variation on its performance is also analysed. The hourly results for the distribution of collector elements are graphically represented and the curves trends are in accordance with related previous works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Industrial Technology in Engineering Physics
EditorsAgus Muhamad Hatta, Katherin Indriawati, Gunawan Nugroho, Totok Ruki Biyanto, Dhany Arifianto, Doty Dewi Risanti, Sonny Irawan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418189
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019
Event2nd Engineering Physics International Conference 2018, EPIC 2018 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 31 Oct 20182 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2nd Engineering Physics International Conference 2018, EPIC 2018


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