Design of nanofluid solar collectors

Maria Hernandez-Somoza, Neofytos Christou, Manlio V Morganti, Alireza Maheri

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Abstract

Nanoparticles can improve the heat transfer rate when added to a base fluid. This has been the motivation for an investigation towards design of nanofluid solar thermal collectors as presented in this paper. Theoretically, the thermal performance of nanofluid solar collectors depends on the type, shape, size and concentration of nanoparticles as well as conventional parameters affecting the configuration of the collector. A genetic algorithm is used to find the optimum configuration for nanofluid solar collectors. The optimisation objective is the overall efficiency of the collector. Running case studies, it is shown that adding nanoparticles to a base fluid has minimal effect on the performance of the solar collector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME?15)
Pages480-485
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

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Solar collectors
Nanoparticles
Fluids
Genetic algorithms
Heat transfer
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • nanofluid
  • nanoparticle
  • solar collector
  • flat plate
  • configuration design
  • design optimisation

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Hernandez-Somoza, M., Christou, N., Morganti, M. V., & Maheri, A. (2015). Design of nanofluid solar collectors. In International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME?15) (pp. 480-485)

Design of nanofluid solar collectors. / Hernandez-Somoza, Maria; Christou, Neofytos; Morganti, Manlio V; Maheri, Alireza.

International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME?15). 2015. p. 480-485.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hernandez-Somoza, M, Christou, N, Morganti, MV & Maheri, A 2015, Design of nanofluid solar collectors. in International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME?15). pp. 480-485.
Hernandez-Somoza M, Christou N, Morganti MV, Maheri A. Design of nanofluid solar collectors. In International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME?15). 2015. p. 480-485
Hernandez-Somoza, Maria ; Christou, Neofytos ; Morganti, Manlio V ; Maheri, Alireza. / Design of nanofluid solar collectors. International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME?15). 2015. pp. 480-485
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