Advances in Energy Research. Volume 26


Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

This latest volume includes contributions on the latest advances in energy research. Chapter One discusses heat transfer in micro-ducts. Chapter Two addresses the description and analysis of volume holographic elements for solar concentrating systems based on the detailed simulation of the energy amount and profile along with the spectral distribution delivered onto the solar receiver. Chapter Three reviews the impact of using thin alloyed capping layers (CLs) for InAs/GaAs quantum dot (QD) solar cells. Chapter Four examines the development of soap based thermal insulation for buildings as a sustainable alternative to the petroleum based counterparts, whilst decreasing the associated environmental costs. Chapter Five analyzes the simulation of spark plasma sintering for the preparation of inhomogeneous thermoelectric materials for energy generators. Chapter Six proposes a new maximum power point tracking algorithm for thermoelectric generators based on the suggested accurate electro-thermal model for them. Chapter Seven focuses on signal processing based mechanical fault prognosis and diagnosis of operating wind turbines in wind farms. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Heat Transfer in Micro-Ducts
Jamel Orfi, Nizar Loussif and Z. Almutairi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, and others)

Chapter 2. The Optical and Energetic Performance of Volume Holographic Optical Elements for Solar Energy Applications
Julia Marín-Sáez, M. Victoria Collados, Jesús Atencia, and Daniel Chemisana (Applied Physics Section of the Environmental Science Department, Polytechnic School, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. The Impact of Alloyed Capping Layers on the Performance of InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells
A.D. Utrilla, D.F. Reyes, J.M. Llorens, I. Artacho, T. Ben, D. González, Ž. Gaèeviæ, A. Guzman, A. Hierro, and J.M. Ulloa (Institute for Systems based on Optoelectronics and Microtechnology (ISOM), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Soap-Based Thermal Insulation: An Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Petroleum Counterparts
Yusuf Arayici and Lee Read (Civil Engineering Department, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 5. The Simulation of Spark Plasma Sintering for the Preparation of Inhomogeneous Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Generators
L. P. Bulat, A. V. Novotelnova, A. S. Tukmakova, D. Yerezhep, V. B. Osvenskii, and A. I. Sorokin (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)

Chapter 6. Maximum Power Point Tracking for Thermoelectric Generators Using their Accurate Electrothermal Model
Mohammad Javad Dousti, Antonio Petraglia and Massoud Pedram (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 7. Signal Processing Based Mechanical Fault Prognosis and Diagnosis of Operating Wind Turbines in Wind Farms
Qiang Yang, Wenjun Yan, Miaoying Huang, Qian Yang, and Chunzhi Hu (College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China)


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