Design and Thermal Analysis of Solar Plate Collector with and Without Porous Medium
The heat transfer characteristics and performance of the flat plat collector with and without porous media are studied. An experimental study was conducted to evaluate the thermal performance of a flat plate collector by using a packed bed of Sand, Black stone. This is acted as a heat storage material. The solar energy was stored in the packed bed through the high solar intensity period and extracts at low intensity. The experimentally obtained results are used to analyze the performance of the system based on temperature distribution in different localization of the absorber. The thermal performance evaluation of the flat plat collector with and without porous medium has been analyzed experimentally and the results of both medium are compared. The perfect and efficient heat storage material is developed.
Ranjithkumar. K, Pradeep kumar.S.L, Jayaprakash. L