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ISSN Online: 2379-1748

ISBN Print: 978-1-56700-472-4 (Flash Drive)

ISBN Online: 978-1-56700-471-7

3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC)
March, 4–7, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF COLLIMATED SOLAR ENERGY ALLOCATION IN A WATER-FILLED PRISMATIC LOUVER

Get access pages 675-687
DOI: 10.1615/TFEC2018.ens.020752

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.
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