Solar Energy

Course Name: 

TH802 Solar Energy


M.Tech (Thermal Engineering)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Solar radiation, direct and diffuse radiation, measurement and estimation, Flat plate collectors- design, short term and long term performance. Water and air heating collectors. Concentrating collectors design procedure. Storage systems. Design of energy storage for various applications. Solar space heating and cooling and domestic water heating. Solar drying. Distillation of water and refrigeration. Conversion to mechanical energy; vapour turbines, engines, rotors operating on Rankine cycle. Sterling engine. Water pumping.


B.S. Magal, Solar power Frank Freith and J.F. Kreider, principles of solar engineering Mc Graw Hill Duffie and Beckman, Solar Energy thermal process, John Wiley. S.P. Sukhatme, Solar Energy, Mc Graw Hill


Mechanical Engineering

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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