Monte carlo simulation of collimated solar energy allocation in a water-filled prismatic louver

Yaomin Cai, Zhixiong Guo, Nicholas Madamopoulos

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Abstract

In this work, a Monte Carlo model has been developed to simulate the collimated solar irradiation energy harvest in a louver of silica glass filled with water. The full solar spectrum is divided into a number of discrete bands, and the solar irradiation intensity on each band is distributed among a huge number of independent energy bundles. Band-averaged spectral properties of media (silica glass and water) are considered for each band. Through comparison of the results of different band division approaches and different energy bundle numbers, a practical band-division model is found, which is both computationally efficient and accurate. The incoming direction influence of solar irradiation on energy harvest is also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2018
PublisherBegell House Inc.
Pages675-687
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781567004724
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event3rd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2018Mar 7 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
Volume2018-March
ISSN (Electronic)2379-1748

Conference

Conference3rd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale
Period3/4/183/7/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Keywords

  • Collimated radiation
  • Energy harvest
  • Monte Carlo method
  • Solar energy
  • Spectrum

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