Simulation on solar energy collection to power a thermoacoustic prime mover using pressurized hot steam

Ikhsan Setiawan, Makoto Nohtomi, Masafumi Katsuta

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Abstract

It has been performed a simple simulation and calculation on solar energy collection which is used indirectly to power a thermoacoustic prime mover by producing pressurized hot steam which would supply thermal energy to the prime mover via sealed-off hot heat exchangers. The solar energy collection took place in Yogyakarta City - Indonesia where the average energy of solar global radiation of 4.8 kWh/m2/day (17.3MJ/m2/day) is available around the year. The calculation including the amount of the remaining heat stored, steam pressure, and steam temperature for various areas of the collector unit (Fresnel lens) and volume of water, were done as a function of time for several days. We found that appropriate combinations of lens area and water volume would enable us to operate the thermoacoustic prime mover continuously all day and night.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791838921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2011 Mar 132011 Mar 17

Publication series

NameASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011

Conference

ConferenceASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period11/3/1311/3/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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