Summary of Parabolic Solar Furnace Performance Design.
AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX
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The memorandum summarizes the basic knowledge necessary for the design of a solar furnace to specified performance. The intensity of available southwestern sunshine is estimated from currently available records. Instruments for measurement of direct sunshine intensities are described briefly. The fundamental equations yielding the spot diameter and concentration ratio of a paraboloid are given, and the maximum temperatures attainable by furnaces of given concentration ratios are derived.
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