Experimental Studies on a Solar Air Heater Having V-Corrugated Absorber Plate with Obstacles Bent Vertically

Handoyo, Ekadewi Anggraini and Ichsani, Djatmiko and Prabowo, and Sutardi, (2014) Experimental Studies on a Solar Air Heater Having V-Corrugated Absorber Plate with Obstacles Bent Vertically. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, 08-01-2014 - , Surabaya - Indonesia.

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    A solar air heater (SAH) is a simple heater using solar radiation that is useful for drying or space heating. Unfortunately, heat transfer from the absorber plate to the air inside the solar air heater is low. Some researchers reported that obstacles are able to improve the heat transfer in a flat plate solar air collector and others found that a v-corrugated absorber plate gives better heat transfer than a flat plate. Yet, no work of combining these two findings is found. This paper describes the result of experimental study on a SAH with v-corrugated absorber plate and obstacles bent vertically started from 80o to 0o with interval 10o on its bottom plate. Experiments were conducted indoor at five different Reynolds numbers (1447 #8804 Re #8804 7237) and three different radiation intensities (430, 573, and 716 W/m2). It is found that the obstacles improve SAH performance. Both the air temperature rise and efficiency increase with inserting obstacles bent at any angle vertically. Unfortunately, the air pressure drop is increasing, too. Obstacles bent vertically at smaller angle (means more straight) give higher air temperature rise and efficiency. However, the optimum angle is found 30o. The air temperature rise and efficiency will be 5.3 lower when the obstacles bent 30o instead of 0o, but the pressure drop will be 17.2 lower.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar air heater, v-corrugated absorber plate, obstacle
    Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology > Mechanical Engineering Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 16:43
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 05:36
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18315

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