Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling and Performance Analysis of a Flat-Box Solar Thermal Collector with Multi-Channel Absorber

Farayi Musharavati

Qatar University

Farayi Musharavati holds a BTech (hons) degree in MechanicalEngineering, MSc. in Manufacturing Systems, and an MSc. in Renewable Energy. He obtained a PhD in Manufacturing Systems from University Putra Malaysia. He is an Associate Professor in the Departmentof Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University. He worked as a Research Fellow on Applications of Computational Intelligence. He has participated in five NPRPprojects, six UREP projects funded by Qatar Foundation. His research interests are in Energy and the Environment, Applications of Computational Intelligence, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Design, Sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment(LCA), and Simulation and Modelling


A novel multi-channel flat-box solar thermal collector was designed, constructed and tested. The collector was mounted on a 2-axis solar tracking system. An instantaneous efficiency curve for this collector was developed and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Farayi Musharavati (Qatar University)
  2. Khaled Ibrahim (Qatar University)
  3. Samer Gowid (Qatar University)
  4. Rahib Khan (Qatar University)

Topic Area

Photovoltaic and solar energy systems


OS3a-A » Photovoltaic and solar energy systems (14:30 - Friday, 27th April, Auditorium)

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