Solar concentrating properties of truncated hexagonal, pyramidal and circular cones

Academic Article


  • The concentrating properties of specularly reflecting pyramids, hexagons, and circular cones are examined. The concentration factor is determined as a function of the coefficient of reflection and the shape and orientation of the incident sunlight. Reflector designs allowing multiple reflections for both normal and oblique incidence are considered. © 1978 Optical Society of America.
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    Published In

  • Applied Optics  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Burkhard DG; Strobel GL; Shealy DL
  • Start Page

  • 2431
  • End Page

  • 2449
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 15