Accession Number:

ADA126702

Title:

The Salt-Gradient Solar Pond.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. 15 May 82-14 Feb 83,

Corporate Author:

VON KARMAN INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS RHODE-SAINT-GENESE (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

The salt-gradient solar pond was modelled both experimentally and numerically. The experimental model used a small-scale tank with artificial sunlight. Both temperature and concentration measurements were taken. The numerical model used a one dimensional heat conduction model to describe the heating phenomena in the pond. The two models predicted the same type of behavior as that expected in full-scale ponds. There were small differences in the two models. These differences arose from simplifications in the numerical model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Energy Storage
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE