Thermal Stress Analysis of Solar Thermochemical Reactor Using Concentrated Solar Radiation


Utilizing solar thermochemical reactor to convert exhaust gas into high-quality clean fuel by concentrated solar radiation is a valuable way to develop renewable energy. Due to the high working temperature, the issue of reactor damage occurs easily as found during the course of the experiment. In order to find out the reasons, some thermal stress simulation and analysis of solar thermochemical reactor were made in this article. The areas where thermal stress is concentrated were investigated in the contour simulation results. Based on the analysis, some suggestions for structural optimization for further research were formulated.

Keywords: solar thermochemical, thermal stress, heat transfer and flow, reactor

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