Browsing by Author "Sansom, Christopher L."

Browsing by Author "Sansom, Christopher L."

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  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Shore, Paul (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008-01-01)
    This paper aims to demonstrate how science and engineering graduates can be recruited and trained to Masters level in precision engineering as an aid to reducing the skills shortage of mechanical engineers in UK industry.
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Comley, Paul; Bhattacharyya, Debabrata; Macerol, Nastja (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2014-06-02)
    This paper describes work to compare the optical properties and surface texture of glass and polymer film collectors. We also present the results of experiments designed to simulate collector cleaning processes (both contact ...
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Fernández-García, Aranzazu; Sutter, Florian; Almond, Heather; King, Helen (AIP Publishing, 2016-01-31)
    This paper describes the accelerated ageing of polymer film reflecting surfaces under the conditions to be found during contact cleaning of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) collectors in the presence of dust and sand ...
  • Fernandez-Garcia, Aranzazu; Sutter, Florian; Martínez-Arcos, Lucia; Sansom, Christopher L.; Wolfertstetter, Fabian; Delord, Christine (Elsevier, 2017-04-06)
    The proper optical characterization of solar reflector materials is a challenging task. Although several commercial instruments exist to measure reflectance, they have been developed for other applications and often do not ...
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Dorey, Robert A.; Jones, Paul M.; Peterson, J.; Jakubczyk, Ewa (2011-09-23)
    Improvements to the efficiency of Solar Power Plants are a key objective as the technology matures. Oneopportunity yet to be explored involves energy harvesting from hot components located within the powerplant, utilizing ...
  • King, Peter (Cranfield University, 2014-11)
    Concentrating solar power systems currently have a high capital cost when compared with other energy generating systems. The solar energy is captured in the form of thermal energy rather than directly electrical, which ...
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Shore, Paul (Common Ground Publishing, 2012-02-21)
    We discuss the creation of an Integrated Knowledge Centre, a unique collaboration between academia and industry, which is delivering to UK industry 'disruptive' technologies based on ultra precision engineering. The ...
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Comley, Paul; King, Peter; Almond, Heather; Atkinson, C.; Endaya, E. (Elsevier, 2015-06-05)
    This paper presents a methodology to predict the optical performance and physical topography of the glass collector surfaces of any given CSP plant in the presence of sand and dust storms, providing that local climate ...
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Fernández-García, Aranzazu; Sutter, Florian; Almond, Heather; King, Peter; Martínez-Arcos, Lucía (MDPI, 2016-11-29)
    This paper describes the accelerated ageing of commercially available silvered polymer film by contact cleaning using brushes and water in the presence of soiling created by dust and sand particles. These conditions represent ...
  • Sansom, Christopher L.; Jones, Paul M.; Dorey, Robert A.; Beck, C.; Stanhope-Bosumpim, A.; Peterson, J. (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam., 2013-06-30)
    Ferrofluids containing nanoparticles of Mn0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 (MZ5) and Fe3O4 (magnetite) have been examined as potential thermal transport media and energy harvesting materials. The ferrofluids were synthesized by chemical ...