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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(3): 187-191 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2016.V4.277

Performance Modeling and Parametric Analysis of a Double Glazed Solar Oven

Abdul Waheed Badar, Syed Ali Zaryab, Zain Ul Abedin, and Muhammad Yasin Khan
Abstract—This paper investigates the thermal performance of a unique box type solar oven whose five sides are exposed to ambient and provisions are also provided to install the reflectors to enhance the intensity of incident solar radiation on the oven. Experiments were performed where temperatures attained inside the box cavity are recorded on different days and times of the day corresponding to various intensities of available solar radiation. A steady sate heat transfer numerical model of the solar oven without reflectors is also developed based on six individual thermal resistance networks which account for the heat losses through each flat-side of the oven box and a good agreement with the experimental data is achieved. A parametric study based on numerical calculations and experiments is then carried out to study the effects of various parameters on oven’s thermal performance, e.g. number of glazings, distance between glazings and box, type of absorber coating, etc. Higher box temperature is attained using double glazing than single glazing. As compared to black paint, selective surface coating results in significantly higher oven temperatures (up to 40 oC). Plate spacing of 20-30 mm is found to be optimum distance between oven box and glass covers.

Index Terms—Solar oven, oven box temperature, reflectors, overall heat transfer coefficient.

Abdul Waheed Badar is with National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (e-mail:
Syed Ali Zaryab is with the Business Technology Service Department of HBL, Sindh, Pakistan.
Zain Ul Abedin was with National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan.
Muhammad Yasin Khan is with the Renewable Energy Promoters at Chichawatni, Pakistan.


Cite:Abdul Waheed Badar, Syed Ali Zaryab, Zain Ul Abedin, and Muhammad Yasin Khan, "Performance Modeling and Parametric Analysis of a Double Glazed Solar Oven," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 187-191, 2016.

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