@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/8063,
	  title     = {A Comparative CFD Study on Solar Dimple Plate Collector with Flat Plate Collector to Augment the Thermal Performance},
	  author    = {Manjunath M. S. and  K. Vasudeva Karanth and  N. Yagnesh Sharma},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {It is well known that surface enhancements play an important role in augmenting the thermal performance of flat plate solar collector. In this paper, an attempt is made to explain in a comparative way the effect of surface geometry of solar collector having dimple geometry with that of a flat plate solar collector of the same size. A CFD analysis was carried out for the two cases, subjected to a constant heat flux of 600W/m2 and 1000W/m2. It can be inferred from the study that the absorber plate temperature shows a rise of average surface temperature of about 50C for the dimple solar collector when compared to a flat plate solar collector. Most importantly, the average exit water temperature shows a marked improvement of about 5.50C for a dimple solar collector as compared to that of a flat plate solar collector.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {2246 - 2252},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/8063},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/70},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 70, 2012},
	}