Linear Fresnel Reflector Systems for Solar Radiation Concentration

Theoretical Analysis, Mathematical Formulation and Parameters’ Computation using MATLAB

  • Stavros Karathanasis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


This book offers a complete guide to designing Linear Fresnel Reflector Systems for concentrating solar radiation. It includes theoretical analyses, computational tools and mathematical formulae to facilitate the development, design, construction and application of these systems. In addition, the book presents a concise yet thorough treatment of the theory behind these systems, and provides useful and efficient calculation procedures that can be used to model and develop their practical applications. 

Along with the theoretical analyses provided in the book, the physical background is explained using mathematical formulae, illustrations, graphs and tables. Methods are presented for solving the non-linear mathematical systems that describe a significant variety of cases. In addition, MATLAB codes are supplied (both in the text and online). Consequently, readers interested in applying the methodology presented here will have all the source codes at hand, allowing them to easily expand on them by introducing appropriate modifications for their respective design configuration. 

Given its scope, the book will be of interest to engineers and researchers, who can use their scientific background to help them develop more energy-efficient Linear Fresnel Reflector systems. It will also appeal to students studying these systems for the first time, as it supplies a comprehensive overview of their theoretical analysis and applications. 


Concentrating Solar Power Systems Linear Fresnel Reflectors Concentrating Mirrors Theoretical Optical Analysis and Performance Geometric Parameters Design Methodology MATLAB Calculations LFR systems Concentrated solar thermal energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Stavros Karathanasis
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  1. 1.Department of Environment and Spatial Planning of Central MacedoniaDecentralized Administration of Macedonia and ThraceThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05278-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05279-9
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