Conjugate laminar natural convection heat transfer and air flow with radiation of tube solar receiver with glass window were numerically investigated. The discrete ordinate method was used to solve the radiative transfer equation. And the three-dimensional steady-state continuity, Navier–Stokes, and energy equations were solved. The temperature difference based on environment and high temperature surface of receiver is varied from 100 K to 1000 K. The influence of the surface emissivity, heating temperature, convective coefficient, and convective temperature of environment on the heat transfer from the receiver with glass window has also been investigated. The numerical results indicated that the highest temperature of glass window increases and the high temperature area becomes wide, with the temperature of heating wall and surface emissivity increasing. Adopting higher convective coefficient of glass window can reduce the peak magnitude of temperature distribution on glass window of tube receiver up to 45%.

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