Advanced CFD&HT numerical modeling of solar tower receivers
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This paper presents an advanced methodology for the detailed modeling of the heat transfer and fluid dynamics phenomena in solar tower receivers. It has been carried out in the framework of a more ambitious enterprise which aims at modeling all the complex heat transfer and fluid dynamics phenomena present in central solar receivers. The global model is composed of 4 sub-models (heat conduction, two-phase flow, thermal radiation and natural convection) which are described.
CitationColomer, G., Chiva, J., Lehmkuhl, O., Oliva, A. Advanced CFD&HT numerical modeling of solar tower receivers. A: Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems. "Energy Proceedia : Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2013 International Conference". Las Vegas: Elsevier, 2013, p. 50-59.