This paper presents the physical design and experiments of the Concentrating Transpired Air Heating (CTAH) system as a combination of subsystems of parabolic primary and circular secondary reflector that concentrates incident solar radiation onto an inverted perforated absorber. Optical efficiency of the CTAH system has been analysed using a 2D ray tracing model. Experiments have been carried out for 50% perforated black painted aluminium inverted absorber for glazed and unglazed systems. Results show a significant temperature rise of the absorber surface in both cases. The maximum temperature of the absorber for the unglazed system is 52.1°C at 22.5°C ambient temperature, where as for the covered system, it is 67.9°C at 23.2°C ambient temperature.
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Design and Experiment of a Concentrating Transpired Air Heating System
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Shams, N, Mc Keever, M, Mc Cormack, S, & Norton, B. "Design and Experiment of a Concentrating Transpired Air Heating System." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Parts A, B, and C. Washington, DC, USA. August 7–10, 2011. pp. 57-61. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2011-54114
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