Guide plates on wind uplift of a solar collector model

Kung-Ming Chung, Keh-Chin Chang, C. K. Chen, C. C. Chou

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Abstract

One of the key issues affecting the promotion of solar water heaters in Taiwan is the severe impact of typhoon each year. An experimental study was conducted to investigate the wind uplift characteristic of a solar collector model with and without a guide plate. The guide plate with different lengths and orientations with respect to wind direction was adopted. It is found that the wind uplift of a solar collector is associated with the tilt angle of the flat panel as expected. A cavity formed between the guide plate and the flat panel has a significant effect on the distributions of streamwsie and lateral pressure. Reduction in uplift is essentially coupled with the projected area of a guide plate on the lower surface of the tilt flat panel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-224
Number of pages12
JournalWind and Structures, An International Journal
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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Solar collectors
Tilt
Solar water heaters
Typhoon
Taiwan
Model
Experimental Study
Lateral
Cavity
Water
Angle

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Modelling and Simulation

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In: Wind and Structures, An International Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.01.2013, p. 213-224.

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