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Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041007.
Published Online: October 11, 2011
... and to provide valuable design insights. computational fluid dynamics thermal conductivity thermal energy storage thermal insulation thermodynamics One of the major advantages of a stratified hot water heat store is that it allows a differential application of insulation from top to bottom of the hot...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2011, 133(2): 021009.
Published Online: April 7, 2011
... of the model is made for an existing experimental test cell including a radiant barrier insulation product, well used in Reunion Island for thermal insulation of roofs. With an efficacy based on the very low emissivity of their surfaces and the consequent decrease in radiative heat transfer through the wall...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2010, 132(3): 031006.
Published Online: June 14, 2010
... hydrogen gas in the vacuum annulus that surrounds the steel receiver tube, thus compromising the thermal insulation of the receiver. The hydrogen gas is formed during the thermal decomposition of the organic HTF that circulates inside the receiver loop, and the installation of hydrogen getters inside...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2008, 130(2): 021009.
Published Online: March 11, 2008
.... With this arrangement, ZnO is directly exposed to concentrated solar radiation and serves simultaneously the functions of radiant absorber, chemical reactant, and thermal insulator. The multilayer cylindrical cavity is made of sintered ZnO tiles placed on top of a porous 80 % Al 2 O 3 – 20 % Si O 2 insulation...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2007, 129(4): 431–437.
Published Online: November 1, 2006
...Jie Ji; Hua Yi; Wei He; Gang Pei The design of the novel PV-Trombe wall in Hefei is theoretically processed in this paper. The area of winter air vents and width of PV-Trombe wall are determined, the effects of two improvements (thermal insulation and shading curtain) are investigated...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2007, 129(2): 243–248.
Published Online: April 25, 2006
... approach in summer. In this study, two closed masonry-building models with three floors were constructed to investigate the thermal insulation performance of the wall-facing materials during summer. Exterior surfaces with high albedo remain colder when exposed to solar radiation, because they absorb...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2006, 128(3): 338–348.
Published Online: November 4, 2005
... structures fibre reinforced plastics steel structural panels sheet materials thermal insulation thermal insulating materials roofs 1 In recent years, unvented cathedral attics have gained attention as a means to reduce energy consumption in homes ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 ). In a cathedral attic...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2003, 125(1): 120–123.
Published Online: January 27, 2003
... window, which is a critical and troublesome component in high-pressure or severe gas environments. solar absorber-convertors chemical reactions thermochemistry heat radiation thermal insulation 01 Nov 2001 01 May 2002 27 01 2003 Contributed by the Solar Energy...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2001, 123(1): 18–29.
Published Online: December 1, 2000
... and analyzed using the Interzone Temperature Profile Estimation (ITPE) technique. A parametric analysis is conducted to determine the effect of thermal insulation U-value, slab size, and water table depth on the total slab heat loss. In particular, it was found that the total slab heat loss is independent...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2000, 122(2): 69–83.
Published Online: May 1, 2000
.... The solutions provide the soil temperature field, and the total slab heat gain. A parametric analysis is conducted to determine the effect of thermal insulation U-value and insulation width on the mean, amplitude, and phase lag of total slab heat gain. In particular, it was found that the mean and the amplitude...