A technique for three-dimensional characterisation of asperity deformation on the surface of sheared rock joints
In this paper a dynamic model suitable for simulating real operating conditions of air-based photovoltaic thermal (PVT) systems is presented. The performance of the model is validated by using the operational data collected from the building integrated photovoltaic (PVT) systems installed in two unique buildings. The modelled air outlet temperature and electrical power match very well with the experimental data. In Solar Decathlon house PVT, the average (RMS) error in air outlet temperatures was 4.2 per cent.
Indraratna, B., Thirukumaran, S., Brown, E. T., Premadasa, W. & Gale, W. (2014). A technique for three-dimensional characterisation of asperity deformation on the surface of sheared rock joints. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 70 483-495.