Accession Number:

ADA001066

Title:

Notes on Optical Design Principles, Concentration Ratios, and Maximum Temperatures of Parabolic Solar Furnaces.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1956-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The memorandum is intended as a preliminary guide to designers and interested possible users of solar furnaces. Optical design principles are summarized briefly, and a simple expression is derived for the solar concentration ratio obtainable from a perfectly reflecting paraboloid of large aperture. The transmission losses necessarily occuring in an actual furnace are considered and estimated, and estimates are presented as to the concentration ratios obtainable with actual solar furnaces of various apertures. The maximum attainable temperatures of such furnaces, when operating under favorable sunshine conditions, is similarly estimated. A short bibliography is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE