Data for: Effect of surface material properties and operating conditions on the heat flux and temperature distributions in the cavity receiver of a solar-dish-coupled biomass gasification reactor
These data correspond to the article "Effect of surface material properties and operating conditions on the heat flux and temperature distributions in the cavity receiver of a solar-dish-coupled biomass gasification reactor". By means of the Monte-Carlo ray-tracing software SolTrace®, the absorbed radiant flux density maps on the cavity receiver surfaces were obtained. Several values of solar absorptance, receiver specularity error and solar-dish tracking error were studied. The maps obtained for each of the values, as well as the corresponding power distribution charts, are presented in these data. Also, temperature contours were obtained employing a CFD model of the reactor on ANSYS® CFX® R18.2. The 3D images of the CFD simulation results are also comprised in these data as 3D graphic object files. These object files can be opened with the freeware 3D Ansys CFD Viewer.
Steps to reproduce
To see the Flux density maps: 1. Open the Excel file. 2. Extract the "Flux density maps" zip file on a known folder. 3. Follow the instructions listed in the Excel file. To see the CFD 3D images: 1. Download and install the freeware on https://www.ansys.com/products/fluids/3-d-ansys-cfd-viewer. 2. Open the cvf files.