Analysis of Fluid Flow and Temperature Profiles in Flat Plate Solar Collector using CFD
CFD simulations are performed to study flow and temperature patterns in flat plate solar water heater. Different
configurations with varying number and diameter of tubes are considered at various Reynolds numbers. The study shows
significant influence of these parameters on the performance of the flat plate heater. Some suitable configurations for better
distribution of flow and high heat transfer coefficients are identified.
Keywords - CFD, Solar water collector, Heat Transfer coefficient