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Selection of Best Materials and Parametric Optimization of Solar Parabolic Collector Using Fuzzy Logic

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This paper focused on selection of best materials for absorber tube and reflective surfaces of Solar Parabolic Collector (SPC) using fuzzy logic, after analysing the material data. The glass mirror and Aluminium absorber have been identified as best materials. These selected materials are replaced in existing experimental setup. An experimental design is prepared based on the considered parabolic collector parameters: Absorptivity, Reflectivity and Period of Sun Incidence. During experiments, outlet temperature of water and discharge is recorded for each experimental run. These data are analyzed using fuzzy Logic integrated with the Taguchi method and optimal parameter combination has been found.

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Reddy, S. , Venkataramaiah, P. and Reddy, D. (2014) Selection of Best Materials and Parametric Optimization of Solar Parabolic Collector Using Fuzzy Logic. Energy and Power Engineering, 6, 527-536. doi: 10.4236/epe.2014.614046.


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