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The effect of wind on the optimal design and performance of a modular air-cooled condenser for a concentrated solar power plant

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dc.contributor.author Butler, Colin
dc.contributor.author Grimes, Ronan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-12T14:23:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-12T14:23:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Butler, C; Grimes, R (2014) 'The effect of wind on the optimal design and performance of a modular air-cooled condenser for a concentrated solar power plant'. Energy, 68 . en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10070
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Air-cooled condensers overcome one of the main issues facing the construction of concentrated solar power plants by replacing water with air as the medium for cooling of the steam turbine waste heat. The recent development of modular air-cooled condensers as an improvement on conventional designs means that the effect of wind on their performance needs to be quantified. This study examines these effects by numerically modelling the condenser at the system level and using the results to build a mathematical model to predict the optimal condenser configuration. These types of mathematical models can be easily used by a power plant designer to quickly predict what the performance of the power plant will be based on the condenser geometry using data from numerical models of appropriate size and boundary conditions. The designer can then make a trade-off between the plant performance and initial capital costs in commissioning the power plant. It has been found that when trying to optimise the performance, the historical wind condition distributions for a specific location should be used as significantly different condenser designs and orientations are required at different locations due to these distributions of local wind conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/256797 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Energy;68, pp. 886-895
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.01.086
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Energy Volume 68, 15 April 2014, Pages 886-895 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.01.086 en_US
dc.subject air-cooled condenser; en_US
dc.subject wind effects en_US
dc.subject response surface methodology en_US
dc.subject optimisation en_US
dc.title The effect of wind on the optimal design and performance of a modular air-cooled condenser for a concentrated solar power plant en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-05-11T11:47:51Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.energy.2014.01.086
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.relation.projectid 256797 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1563587
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energy
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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