We present a unified consistent multiphysics approach to model a central tower CSP plant. The framework for the model includes Monte Carlo ray tracing (RT) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) components utilizing the OpenFOAM C++ software library. The RT part works effectively with complex surfaces of engineering design given in CAD formats. The CFD simulation, which is based on 3D Navier-Stokes equations, takes into account all possible heat transfer mechanisms: radiation, conduction, and convection. Utilizing this package, the solar field of the experimental Platform for Research, Observation, and TEchnological Applications in Solar Energy (PROTEAS) and the Integrated STOrage and Receiver (ISTORE), developed at the Cyprus Institute, are being examined.
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Research Article| June 27 2017
Consistent multiphysics simulation of a central tower CSP plant as applied to ISTORE
Evgeny V. Votyakov;
AIP Conf. Proc. 1850, 160027 (2017)
Evgeny V. Votyakov, Costas N. Papanicolas; Consistent multiphysics simulation of a central tower CSP plant as applied to ISTORE. AIP Conf. Proc. 27 June 2017; 1850 (1): 160027. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984561
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