Applied Solar Energy

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 17–22 | Cite as

Heat Transfer Analysis of Solar Air Heating System for Different Tilt Angles

Solar Power Plants and Their Application
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Abstract

Solar Air Heater is a simple, cheap and most widely used for various applications such as textile industries, agricultural, desalination and space heating. Generally collectors are tilted so as to absorb maximum radiation, so it is necessary to calculate the optimum tilt angle to maximize the solar radiation falling on the collector area to gain maximum useful energy. The maximum solar radiation can be collected by using a tracking mechanism. Tracking systems are expensive and complicated in construction. The working operation of solar integrated tracking system is difficult. This paper presents the mechanism of evaluating the overall heat transfer coefficient of the solar air-heater at variable intensities and inlet velocities. The experimental setup is integrated with blower at inlet to the solar air heater in order to pump air at different velocities. The work focus on comparative study of solar air heating system for different tilt angles ranging from 250 to 600 and determines the overall heat transfer coefficient so as to find the optimum tilt angle of a solar flat plate collector.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Anil Kumar
    • 1
  • Dr. K. Sridhar
    • 2
  • G. Vinod Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering Osmania UniversityHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Kakatiya Institute of Technology and ScienceWarangal, TelanganaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKakatiya Institute of Technology and ScienceWarangal, TelanganaIndia

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