The objective of the present research work was to carry out a numerical analysis by means of CFD of a flat plate solar collector, in addition to a comparison with experimental results. The working fluid reached a maximum outlet temperature of 20.16 °C at 12:00, the value of solar radiation was determined for the geographical coordinates latitude -0.2252 and longitude -77.84; similarly, at this time it was possible to obtain a temperature of 27.12 °C on the collector surface, as peak value. The lowest performance of the heat transfer device was determined at 10:00 with an outlet water temperature and maximum temperature on the collector surface of 18.65 and 20.48 °C, respectively. The experimental results showed a maximum temperature of 20.93 °C and a minimum temperature of 19.4 °C, resulting in a 4.01 % error between the computational simulation and the experimental data.
|Translated title of the contribution||Análisis Numérico de un Sistema de Calentamiento de Agua Utilizando un Colector Solar de Placa Plana|
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors thank the Universidad Politécnica Sale-siana, Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana and the «Ener-gética 2030» alliance (Research Program with code No. 58667), for the call «778-2017 Scientific Ecosystem» of COLCIENCIAS, financed by the World Bank. The research program is administered by the Ministe-rio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Minciencias) through contract No. FP44842-210-2018.
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- Cfd simulation
- Solar energy
CACES Knowledge Areas
- 317A Electricity and Energy