Assessment the Performance of the Triangular Integrated Collector

  • Omer Kh. Ahmed Department of the refrigeration and air- conditioning, Technical college/Kirkuk – Northern technical university, Kirkuk, Iraq - (omerkalil@yahoo.com).
Keywords: Triangular, storage, Solar, collector, assessment, performance

Abstract

A numerical study was achieved on a new design of storage solar collector. The storage collector is a triangular face and a right triangular pyramid for the volumetric shape. It is obtained by cutting a cube from one upper corner at 45o, down to the opposite hypotenuse of the base of the cube. The numerical study was carried out using the computational fluid dynamics code (ANSYS-Fluent) software with natural convection phenomenon in the pyramid enclosure. The results show that, the temperature and velocity distributions throughout the operating period were obtained. The influence of introducing an internal partition inside the triangular storage collector was investigated. Also the optimum geometry and location for this partition were obtained. The enhancement was best at y= 0.25 m whereas the height of triangular collector was 0.5 m. The hourly system performance was evaluated for all test conditions.

Author Biography

Omer Kh. Ahmed, Department of the refrigeration and air- conditioning, Technical college/Kirkuk – Northern technical university, Kirkuk, Iraq - (omerkalil@yahoo.com).

Department of the refrigeration and air- conditioning, Technical college/Kirkuk – Northern technical university, Kirkuk, Iraq - (omerkalil@yahoo.com).

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Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Ahmed, O. (2018). Assessment the Performance of the Triangular Integrated Collector. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 6(4), 171-176. https://doi.org/10.25271/sjuoz.2018.6.4.542
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Science Journal of University of Zakho