4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING , İstanbul, Turkey, 19 - 21 December 2018, pp.154-161
In this study, melting of aluminum metal in a silicon carbide pot was explored theoretically by utilizing solar rays concentrated through a dish reflector. Based on the climatic conditions of Istanbul, İzmir, Antalya and Mersin cities, calculations were made for 5 different dish and receiver diameters and the potential amount of molten aluminum was determined. The temperature change in the receiver depends on the condensation rate, direct sunlight and receiver material properties. In this case, the amount of melting aluminum was found to have an effect at very high rates. As the condensation rate increases, the temperature in the pot (on the receiver) increases and the aluminum smelting potential may increase even though the receiver size decrease.