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Thermal Performance Of An Evacuated Tube Heat Pipe Solar Water Heating System In Cold Season, Abdellah Sharifian, Mehdi Khiadani, Ataollah Nosrati Jan 2019

Thermal Performance Of An Evacuated Tube Heat Pipe Solar Water Heating System In Cold Season, Abdellah Sharifian, Mehdi Khiadani, Ataollah Nosrati

ECU Publications Post 2013

This study evaluates the performance of a heat pipe solar water heating system to meet a real residential hot water consumption pattern theoretically and experimentally under non-ideal climatic conditions during a cold day in Perth, Western Australia. A mathematical model was developed and used to calculate the optimum number of glass tubes of the heat pipe solar collector. Based on the obtained data, an experimental rig with 25 glass tubes was designed, built, and tested as the temperature changes after 25 tubes reached the insignificant value of 0.6%. The results showed that hot water extraction had significant impact on ...


Technical Feasibility Analysis Of Utilizing Special Purpose Machine Tools, Ana Vafadar, Majid Tolouei Rad, Kevin Hayward, Kazem Abhary Jan 2016

Technical Feasibility Analysis Of Utilizing Special Purpose Machine Tools, Ana Vafadar, Majid Tolouei Rad, Kevin Hayward, Kazem Abhary

ECU Publications Post 2013

Special purpose machine tools (SPMs) are primarily used for performing drilling-related operations and are widely used in mass production including automotive component manufacturing. Utilization of SPM is considerably widespread; however, this technology is relatively new and expensive. The important problems facing manufacturing industries wishing to utilize this technology is feasibility analysis to decide whether a SPM can be utilised for production of the given part and if it is feasible which SPM components would be appropriate. Since the cost of utilizing SPM is high, feasibility analysis must be performed before any investment on detailed design. This paper proposes a technical ...


Photonic Microstructures For Energy-Generating Clear Glass And Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Mikhail Vasiliev, Ramzy Alghamedi, Mohammad Alam, Kamal Alameh Jan 2016

Photonic Microstructures For Energy-Generating Clear Glass And Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Mikhail Vasiliev, Ramzy Alghamedi, Mohammad Alam, Kamal Alameh

ECU Publications Post 2013

Transparent energy-harvesting windows are emerging as practical building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), capable of generating electricity while simultaneously reducing heating and cooling demands. By incorporating spectrally-selective diffraction gratings as light deflecting structures of high visible transparency into lamination interlayers and using improved spectrally-selective thin-film coatings, most of the visible solar radiation can be transmitted through the glass windows with minimum attenuation. At the same time, the ultraviolet (UV) and a part of incident solar infrared (IR) radiation energy are converted and/or deflected geometrically towards the panel edge for collection by CuInSe2 solar cells. Experimental results show power conversion efficiencies in ...


Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit For Damping Enhancement Of A Wind Farm Generation System, Embaiya Salih, Stefan Lachowicz, Octavian Bass, Daryoush Habibi Jan 2015

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit For Damping Enhancement Of A Wind Farm Generation System, Embaiya Salih, Stefan Lachowicz, Octavian Bass, Daryoush Habibi

ECU Publications Post 2013

A superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) system containsa high inducting coil and combines with power conversion system can act as a constant source of direct current. SMES unit connected to a power system is able to absorb and store both active and reactive power from this system and to inject these powers into the power system in the demand periods. These injected powers are controlled by changing both the duty cycle of the dc-dc chopper switches and its operation modes. This paper presents an efficient design based on an SMES unit controlled by the artificial neural network (ANN) to improve ...


Simultaneous Monitoring Of Singlet And Triplet Exciton Variations In Solid Organic Semiconductors Driven By An External Static Magnetic Field, Baofu Ding, Kamal Alameh Jan 2014

Simultaneous Monitoring Of Singlet And Triplet Exciton Variations In Solid Organic Semiconductors Driven By An External Static Magnetic Field, Baofu Ding, Kamal Alameh

ECU Publications Post 2013

The research field of organic spintronics has remarkably and rapidly become a promising research area for delivering a range of high-performance devices, such as magnetic-field sensors, spin valves, and magnetically modulated organic light emitting devices (OLEDs). Plenty of microscopic physical and chemical models based on exciton or charge interactions have been proposed to explain organic magneto-optoelectronic phenomena. However, the simultaneous observation of singlet- and triplet-exciton variations in an external magnetic field is still unfeasible, preventing a thorough theoretical description of the spin dynamics in organic semiconductors. Here, we show that we can simultaneously observe variations of singlet excitons and triplet ...