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Design and Construction of Parabolic Solar Heater Using Polymer Matrix Composite

Babalola, P.O. (2012) Design and Construction of Parabolic Solar Heater Using Polymer Matrix Composite. In: 2012 International Conference on Clean Technology and Engineering Management (ICCEM 2012), 12th-15th, Mechanical Engineering,Covenant University,Ota,Nigeria.

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A parabolic dish is a type of concentrating reflective device that uses the shape of a circular paraboloid to collect or project energy such as light, sound, or radio waves. The parabolic reflector transforms an incoming plane wave traveling along the axis into a spherical wave converging toward the focus. In this work concentrating dish was moulded from polyester resin reinforced with fiber glass mat and inner surface lined with Aluminum foil to increase the reflectivity. The design was made up of a moulded dish of 246cm diameter with a height of 58.2cm which has a concentration factor of 54.9. The collector was mounted on a site with latitude 6 40 22.19 and longitude 3 09 47.12 and water at 270C was heated to a temperature of 850C within 20 minutes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 16:48
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 16:48

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