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dc.contributor.authorNyahoro, Peter Kariuki
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, R. R.
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-03T08:19:26Z
dc.date.available2014-09-03T08:19:26Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.citationSolar Energy Volume 59, Issues 1–3, January–March 1997, Pages 11–17en_US
dc.identifier.issn0038-092X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11127
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1016/S0038-092X(96)00133-8en_US
dc.description.abstractAn explicit finite-difference method is used to simulate the thermal performance of short-term thermal storage for a focusing, indoor, institutional, solar cooker. The cooker storage unit consists of a cylindrical solid block. The block is enclosed in a uniform layer of insulation except where there are cavities on the top and bottom surfaces to alllow heating of a pot from storage and heating of the storage by solar radiation. A paraboloidal concentrator focuses solar radiation through a secondary reflector onto a central circular zone of the storage block through the cavity in the insulation. The storage is charged for a set period of time and heat is subsequently discharged to a pot of water. In these simulations a pot of cold water is placed on the hot storage block and the time then estimated until the water either boils or the temprature of the water reaches a maximum value. Simulations are made for a given pot capacity with the storage block made from either cast iron or granite (rock). The effects on cooker performance are compared for a variety of height to diameter ratios of the storage block and size of the area of solar input zone.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.titleSimulated performance of thermal storage in a solar cookeren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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