Numerical simulation and experimental study on heat pipe PV/T system

Yang Liu, Hongxing Yang, Jian Lv, Sheng Feng Ren

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Abstract

In this paper, carry on a reasonable assumption on photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) system and establish a one-dimensional mathematical model of heat pipe PV/T systems based on the low of energy conservation. Conduct a numerical simulation of the temperature of glass cover-plate and the water in a tank on a certain condition (the flow is 250L/h, volume of the tank is 50L, initial temperature of supply water is 24°C). Build a comprehensive test-bed of heat pipe PV/T system and study the influence of different conditions on the system with control variate method, such as initial temperature, the yield of circulating water and the way of water storage. Generating capacity and quantity of heat and their efficiency can be obtained by put the parameter of Tianjin typical meteorological year into the mathematical model. The results shows that the average generating efficiency of heat pipe PV/T system is 17% and the average thermal efficiency is 23.8% and that the comprehensive efficiency can reach to 40.8%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials III
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages758-761
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038351900
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Metallic Materials, CMMM 2014 - Guilin, China
Duration: 20 Jun 201421 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume997
ISSN (Print)1022-6680
ISSN (Electronic)1662-8985

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Metallic Materials, CMMM 2014
CountryChina
CityGuilin
Period20/06/1421/06/14

Keywords

  • PV/T numerical simulation experimental study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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