• Convective Heat Loss Investigation From a Coupled Parabolic Dish Receiver System

      Uzair, M; Anderson, TN; Nates, R (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auckland University of Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, 2017)
      INTRODUCTION Among all concentrating solar power (CSP) techniques, parabolic dishes are the most efficient system due to their higher concentration ratio and temperatures achieved inside the cavity receivers. Due to ...
    • Impact of Dish Structure on the Convective Heat Loss From a Parabolic Dish Solar Cavity Receiver

      Uzair, M; Anderson, T; Nates, R (Australian PV Institute, 2016)
      Parabolic dish cavity receivers achieve higher operating temperatures by using higher concentration ratios from larger dish structures, which in turn incur greater costs. Many studies have focused on understanding the heat ...
    • The Impact of the Parabolic Dish Concentrator on the Wind Induced Heat Loss From Its Receiver

      Uzair, M; Anderson, TN; Nates, RJ (Elsevier, 2017)
      Abstract To achieve higher operating temperatures, power output and system efficiencies in parabolic dish cavity receivers, larger dish sizes and structures are used to increase the concentration ratio. This increases ...
    • A Validated Simulation of Wind Flow Around a Parabolic Dish

      Uzair, M; Anderson, T; Nates, R; Jouin, E (Australian PV Institute (APVI), 2015)
      The thermal performance of solar parabolic dish systems is greatly influenced by the wind around the system. To achieve higher operating temperatures, larger dish structures are used to increase the concentration ratio, ...
    • Wind flow around a parabolic dish solar concentrator

      Uzair, M; Anderson, T; Nates, R (Australian PV Institute (APVI), 2014)
      Wind flow around parabolic dish solar concentrators can significantly affect the loss of heat from the receiver, and thus the performance of these systems. Numerous studies have examined the heat loss from various receiver ...