Are baffles in indirect solar stroage tanks effective?

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Abstract

Parameters that control heat transfer and mixing in indirect solar storage tanks that employ immersed heat exchangers with baffles are identified and estimated. The analysis based on boundary layer theory provides insight on the effectiveness of a baffle in controlling growth of the thermal plume from the heat exchanger. Key design factors are the point of attachment of the plume on the baffle and the width of the baffle relative to the heat exchanger. A variable area baffle (VAB) is conceptualized for optimization of thermal performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006
Subtitle of host publication35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Pages124-129
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Volume1

Other

OtherSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/9/067/13/06

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Kulacki, F. A., Davidson, J. H., & Hebert, M. (2006). Are baffles in indirect solar stroage tanks effective? In American Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference (pp. 124-129). (American Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference; Vol. 1).