CSP Events

Short-Term Course Design of Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems

Date:
16 December 2013 to 18 December 2013
Place:
Jodhpur, India

Short-Term Course Content

Venue: IIT Jodhpur Campus

Title: Design of Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems

Objective

This short-term course aims to provide the basic technical knowledge and understanding for the design of solar thermal systems to M.Tech. and PhD students. These students are expected to participate in the following international workshop on Design of sub-systems for CSP Technologies to be held from 19 – 21 December 2013.

Topics

  1. Solar field design (3 hrs.)
    • Optical modeling and design of solar field.
    • Solar radiation measurement, assessment, and prediction.
  2. Receiver design (3 hrs.)
    • Line focusing.
    • Point focusing.
  3. Steam generation/condensation cycle (5 hrs.)
    • Fundamentals of boiling and condensation.
    • Steam generator design.
    • Steam turbine design.
  4. Introduction to vapor absorption refrigeration systems (2 hrs.).
  5. Thermodynamic design of solar thermal plant (2 hrs.)

Audience

The audience will comprise of M.Tech. and PhD students.

Faculty

The faculty will primarily comprise of Indian experts. Invited speakers for the international workshop on Design of sub-systems for CSP Technologies may also teach in this short-term course.