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The early design stage for building renovation with a novel loop-heat-pipe based solar thermal facade (LHP-STF) heat pump water heating system: Techno-economic analysis in three European climates (2015)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Shen, J., Adkins, D., Yang, T., Tang, L., Zhao, X., …Luo, H. (2015). The early design stage for building renovation with a novel loop-heat-pipe based solar thermal facade (LHP-STF) heat pump water heating system: Techno-economic analysis in three European climates. Energy Conversion and Management, 106, 964-986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2015.10.034

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Most of the building renovation plans are usually decided in the early design stage. This delicate phase contains the greatest opportunity to achieve the high energy performance buildings after refurbishment. It is therefore impo... Read More about The early design stage for building renovation with a novel loop-heat-pipe based solar thermal facade (LHP-STF) heat pump water heating system: Techno-economic analysis in three European climates.

Towards a design for frugal: review of implications for product design (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Pradel, P., & Adkins, D. (2014). Towards a design for frugal: review of implications for product design

Since 2010 the concept of frugal innovation has increasingly attracted the attention of both researchers and industry. Frugal innovation holds much promise in the rapidly changing global economy. It has been suggested that this approach needs to be u... Read More about Towards a design for frugal: review of implications for product design.

Wind convection coefficient correlations for CPV modules (2013)
Journal Article
Adkins, D. A. (2013). Wind convection coefficient correlations for CPV modules. Conference Record IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 3421-3425. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745183

Heat loss due to convection cooling from photovoltaic modules exposed to the external environment plays an important role in the study of photovoltaic design. It is well documented that thermal loss from external surfaces constitutes a large portion... Read More about Wind convection coefficient correlations for CPV modules.

Novel method and system for monitoring CPV cell and module temperature (2010)
Journal Article
Adkins, D. A. (2010). Novel method and system for monitoring CPV cell and module temperature. Conference Record IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 1660-1665. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2010.5616045

This paper presents a novel system for accurate monitoring of photovoltaic cell temperature, allowing the introduction of thermal management strategies critical to maintaining high efficiencies and cell lifetimes. The sensor device outlined consists... Read More about Novel method and system for monitoring CPV cell and module temperature.

The validation and verification of CFD models of heat transfer and airflow within CPV modules (2010)
Journal Article
Adkins, D. A. (2010). The validation and verification of CFD models of heat transfer and airflow within CPV modules. Conference Record IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 827-830. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2010.5617190

Simulation models are used for predicting a photovoltaic concentrator's performance. It is desirable to analyse theoretically any given system as extensively as possible before embarking on expensive construction. Calculation of the flow fields both... Read More about The validation and verification of CFD models of heat transfer and airflow within CPV modules.

CFD Simulation of Fish-like Body Moving in Viscous Liquid (2006)
Journal Article
Adkins, D., & Yan, Y. Y. (2006). CFD Simulation of Fish-like Body Moving in Viscous Liquid. Journal of Bionic Engineering, 3(3), 147-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1672-6529%2806%2960018-8

The study of fish-like bodies moving in liquid is an interesting and challenging research subject in the fields of biolocomotion and biomimetics. Typically the effect of tail oscillation on fluid flow around such a body is highly unsteady, generating... Read More about CFD Simulation of Fish-like Body Moving in Viscous Liquid.