Mathematical Model of Concentrator-Receiver System of High-Temperature Solar Energy Plant of Space-Purpose

Authors: Zarubin V.S., Kuvyrkin G.N., Leonov V.V. Published: 29.08.2013
Published in issue: #1(82)/2011  


Category: Simulation of Processes  
Keywords: solar power generation, mirror concentrating systems, radiation heat exchange, mathematical simulation, Monte-Carlo methods

The mathematical model is considered which allows one to determine the radiation and energy characteristics of the concentrator-receiver system. Particular attention is given to simulation of radiation heat exchange using Monte-Carlo methods and taking into account defects of the reflecting surface. This is of special interest when designing the mirror concentrating systems and receivers for both ground- and space-based high-temperature solar-energy plants.