Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Ray tracing for optimization of compound parabolic concentrators for solar collectors of enclosed design
We present our developments in computer simulations and optimization of compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs) for solar heat collectors. Issues of both the optical and thermal optimization of CPC collectors of enclosed design are discussed. Ray tracing results for a CPC with a V-shaped absorber are presented. A range of optimal values for the apex angle of a V-shaped absorber is proposed for a CPC collector of typical design.
Renewable energy, solar heat collector, ray tracing, compound parabolic concentrator
YURCHENKO, VLADIMIR; YURCHENKO, EDUARD; ÇİYDEM, MEHMET; and TOTUK, ONAT
"Ray tracing for optimization of compound parabolic concentrators for solar collectors of enclosed design,"
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: Vol. 23:
6, Article 18.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/vol23/iss6/18
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