Analysis of solar radiation repercussions on 3-D Darcy- Forchheimer
nanofluid in Flat Plate Solar Collector(FPSC) with power-law Stretching
Research optimises in renewable energy areas like solar energy to
overcome the universal energy crisis. FPSC are extensively used for the
collection of low-temperature solar thermal energy. Research reveals
porous material is the most affordable and decisive technique in
improvising FPSC. A 3-D model depicts the problem more precisely. This
work uses nanofluid to numerically simulate the solar radiation effect
on the 3-D Darcy-Forchheimer model of FPSC. Nanofluid flow is considered
along the power law of a stretching surface inside the solar collector
with the impact of thermal source/sink, solar diffusion and magnetic
induction. Mathematical equations are reformulated according to flow
problems under different constraints. The resultant highly nonlinear
coupled homogeneous PDEs are explicated using MAPLE software.
Investigations are carried out on heat transfer characteristics using
various non-dimensional parameters. A comparative analysis of linear and
nonlinear stretching is done to analyse the problem more efficiently.
This research is obliging in increasing the efficiency of solar
collectors. Also, outcomes of this research can be used in many areas
like preheating fluids in industries, space heating, household solar
water system etc.