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Improving the heat transfer characteristics of a Spiky Central Receiver Air Pre-heater (SCRAP) using helically swirled fins
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to investigate the effect of helically swirled fins on the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop in the spiky central receiver air pre-heater (SCRAP). First a ...
Identifying the optimum storage capacity for a 100-MWe concentrating solar power plant in South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Central receiver power plants generate renewable electricity by exploiting the energy provided by the sun. The conditions experienced in the Northern Cape region of South Africa provide the ideal ...
Performance modelling, validation and operational feasibility of a parabolic trough power plant.
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Currently, the most developed commercial Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology in operation is the parabolic trough power plant (PTPP) technology. This is due to more than thirty years of experience, ...
Numerical investigation of heat transfer enhancement in solar receiver tubes
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University., 2020-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Concentrated solar power (CSP) could serve as a viable means of meeting the demands of an increasing rise in electricity requirements, as well as, being a means to produce clean and renewable energy. ...
The development, construction and testing of a piston-expander for small-scale solar-thermal power plants.
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The development of a prototype variable valve duration reciprocating steam expander was undertaken. A variable valve duration system was developed which could vary the cut-off ratio from 15 % to 90 %. An ...