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Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology

Book Description

Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology presents the latest advanced solar chimney power generating technologies to help engineers acquire a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental theories, technologies, and applications of solar chimney power generating systems. The book includes comprehensive theories, very detailed technologies, and many well-illustrated, basic configurations of different types of systems, enabling readers to understand the fundamental theory, the design methods of solar chimney systems, and the basic parameters of the construction and operation of these systems.

  • Includes comprehensive theories, very detailed technologies, and many basic configurations of different types of systems
  • Covers the basic mechanisms of fluid flow, heat transfer, power output, energy storage, and operational procedures of SCPPS (solar chimney power plant system) turbines
  • Focuses on thermodynamic theory, helio-aero-gravity effect, fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics, design for SC turbine, energy storage, and the effect of ambient crosswinds

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contributors
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Energy Background
    3. 1.2 Solar Chimney Power Plant System
    4. 1.3 Research Progress
    5. 1.4 Research Contents of This Book
    6. References
  9. Chapter 2. Thermodynamic fundamentals
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Thermodynamic Cycle
    4. 2.3 Thermal Efficiency
    5. 2.4 Results and Analysis
    6. 2.5 Effect of Various Parameters
    7. 2.6 Conclusions
    8. Nomenclature
    9. Subscript
    10. Greek Symbols
    11. References
  10. Chapter 3. Helio-aero-gravity (HAG) effect of SUPPS
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Relative Static Pressure
    4. 3.3 Driving Force
    5. 3.4 Power Output and Efficiency
    6. 3.5 Results and Discussions
    7. 3.6 Conclusions
    8. Nomenclature
    9. References
  11. Chapter 4. Fluid flow and heat transfer of solar chimney power plant
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Theoretical Models
    4. 4.3 Results and Discussion
    5. 4.4 Helical Heat-Collecting Solar Chimney Power Plant System
    6. 4.5 Mathematical and Physical Model
    7. 4.6 Validition
    8. 4.7 Computation Results and Analysis
    9. 4.8 Conclusion
    10. Nomenclature
    11. Greek symbols
    12. Subscript
    13. References
  12. Chapter 5. Design and simulation method for SUPPS turbines
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Numerical Models
    4. 5.3 Mathematical Models
    5. 5.4 Near-Wall Treatments for Turbulent Flows
    6. 5.5 Numerical Simulation Method
    7. 5.6 Results and Discussions
    8. 5.7 Conclusions
    9. References
  13. Chapter 6. Energy storage of solar chimney
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Numerical Models
    4. 6.3 Reliability of the Simulation Method
    5. 6.4 Results and Discussion
    6. 6.5 Conclusions
    7. Nomenclature
    8. Greek symbols
    9. Subscript
    10. References
  14. Chapter 7. The influence of ambient crosswind on the performance of solar updraft power plant system
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Model Description
    4. 7.3 Results and discussion
    5. 7.4 SC Model with Blockage
    6. 7.5 Results and Discussion
    7. Nomenclature
    8. Subscripts
    9. References
  15. Chapter 8. Experimental investigation of a solar chimney prototype
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Experimental Setup
    4. 8.3 Disposal of Measurement Points
    5. 8.4 Results and Discussion
    6. 8.5 Conclusions
    7. References
  16. Chapter 9. Research prospects
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Thermodynamic Theory for the Large-Scale SCPP
    3. 9.2 External Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Large-Scale channels
    4. 9.3 Turbine Running Theory for the Large-Scale SCPPS
    5. 9.4 The Impacts of Environmental Factors on of Large-Scale SCPPS
    6. 9.5 New-Type Large-Scale SCPPS
  17. Index