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Design of a solar concentrator considering arbitrary surfaces
Author(s): Martín Jiménez-Rodríguez; Maximino Avendaño-Alejo; Lidia Elizabeth Verduzco-Grajeda; Arturo I. Martínez-Enríquez; Reyes García-Díaz; Rufino Díaz-Uribe
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Paper Abstract

We study the propagation of light in order to efficiently redirect the reflected light on photocatalytic samples placed inside a commercial solar simulator, and we have designed a small-scale prototype of Cycloidal Collectors (CCs), resembling a compound parabolic collector. The prototype consists of either cycloidal trough or cycloidal collector having symmetry of rotation, which has been designed considering an exact ray tracing assuming a bundle of rays propagating parallel to the optical axis and impinging on a curate cycloidal surface, obtaining its caustic surface produced by reflection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 104482J (16 October 2017);
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Martín Jiménez-Rodríguez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Maximino Avendaño-Alejo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Lidia Elizabeth Verduzco-Grajeda, Instituto Politécnico Nacional Industria Metalúrgica (Mexico)
Arturo I. Martínez-Enríquez, Instituto Politécnico Nacional Industria Metalúrgica (Mexico)
Reyes García-Díaz, Univ. Autónoma de Coahuila (Mexico)
Rufino Díaz-Uribe, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10448:
Optifab 2017
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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