DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN EASY-MADE AIR TYPE SOLAR COLLECTOR (CONVECTIVE LOOP)
The original purpose of this project had been the design, construction and monitoring of an easy-made inexpensive solar air collector with a prescribed mode of operation and a specific destination : The collector is to be mounted on the south oriented walls of passive solar buildings, in a way to form an integral part of them, effective in the passive heating of the buildings. Having defined its purpose, it is easily derived that the collector ought to perform through natural convection. In this project, as has been modified, a solar air collector with the prescribed characteristics has been studied theoretically, using an original computer algorithm for an as "exact" approach to the problem as possible. Comparatively little has been reported up to now on collectors of this specific form and mode of operation. Results investigate the relationship of the constructional factors and their influence on the overall collector efficiency. An investigation of the constructional materials is also performed and property values for a variety of them are reported. Costing of the possible solutions is computed and methods for the monitoring and testing of the collectors are included. An extended list of references is given for the field of solar air collectors at the beginning of the report.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10201 DE-EN-FR (1985) MF, 196 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 980, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124047200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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