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Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2012, 134(4): 041016.
Published Online: October 19, 2012
... solar power solar receiver Brayton cycle reliability metal fatigue creep high temperature alloy stress strain For several decades researchers have considered using focused solar radiation to heat air in pressurized metal tubes to run Brayton cycle turbines [ 1–3 ]. The advantages include...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2013, 135(1): 011010.
Paper No: SOL-11-1211
Published Online: August 9, 2012
...) thermal analysis reliability finite element method (FEM) As global warming has become a serious issue in recent years, green and renewable sources of energy are being widely advocated by many countries as a substitute for traditional fossil fuels, which are the main sources of greenhouse gas...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2011, 133(4): 041006.
Published Online: October 11, 2011
...Sanjay R. Arwade; Matthew A. Lackner; Mircea D. Grigoriu A Markov model for the performance of wind turbines is developed that accounts for component reliability and the effect of wind speed and turbine capacity on component reliability. The model is calibrated to the observed performance...
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Article Type: Guest Editorial
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 030301.
Published Online: July 3, 2008
... will bring in new problems. At present, the typical commercial size is at 2.5 – 3 MW , while today there are operating designs up to 5 MW . Improving the design and at the same time increasing the reliability of the machines will be the main challenges for the next generation of wind...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2008, 130(3): 031005.
Published Online: June 26, 2008
...E. Echavarria; B. Hahn; G. J. W. van Bussel; T. Tomiyama This study attempts to obtain more detailed knowledge of failures of wind turbines (WTs) by using the German “ 250 MW Wind” test program database. Specific objectives are to show the reliability of some major components and to analyze how...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2008, 130(2): 021011.
Published Online: March 20, 2008
... for the solar energy community. fatigue testing finite element analysis heat sinks solar cells stress analysis concentrating photovoltaic cell (CPV) thermal stress fatigue test viscoplastic life prediction reliability (( a ) and ( b )). CPV module configurations Under steady...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2007, 129(3): 327–330.
Published Online: April 21, 2007
...R. A. Enzenroth; K. L. Barth; W. S. Sampath; V. Manivannan In-line manufactured CdTe thin film photovoltaic devices were evaluated for their performance with respect to power conversion efficiency and reliability (stability). A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) certified power conversion...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2003, 125(3): 258–265.
Published Online: August 4, 2003
... diagnosis reliability failure analysis With many engineering systems growing larger and more complex, the need to operate and control them safely and reliably has extended beyond the normally accepted safety-critical systems to being able to continuously operate them in an optimum manner 1...
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Article Type: Commentary
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2001, 123(3): 258–259.
Published Online: August 1, 2001
...Robert L. Reid space heating solar heating solar absorber-convertors reliability certification environmental factors Few people would trust their solar house to eight different families over a period of 18 years, but that is exactly what we did with our solar house in Knoxville...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2001, 123(1): 43–47.
Published Online: December 1, 2000
... heat exchanger appears preferable over a doubly pumped external heat exchanger, both in terms of system reliability and resistance to performance degradation. Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2000, 122(3): 122–128.
Published Online: May 1, 2000
...Steven R. Winterstein; Tina Kashef A general method is shown here to model wind loads and responses for reliability applications. This method characterizes the short-term loads and responses by a few summary statistics: specifically, by a limited number of statistical moments. A suite of moment...