Behaviour and mean life prediction of solar mirrors from parabolic trough collectors under accelerated degradation/reliability testing

Sebastian Marian Zaharia, Camil Lancea, Lucia Antoneta Chicoş, Giampaolo Caputo

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Abstract

The scope of this paper is focuses on the study of the mean life of materials (solar mirrors from parabolic - trough collectors) from the field of renewable energies, using accelerated degradation/reliability testing. This paper is focused on influence of environmental factors (temperature, humidity, UV and salt spray) at mean life of solar mirrors from parabolic - trough collectors under accelerated testing conditions. In today’s highly competitive environment, companies are pressured to shorten their development cycles, reduce development costs and produce highly reliable products. Accelerated reliability/durability tests are a very powerful tool in achieving these goals, providing the means to observe failures more rapidly under higher-stress operating conditions while accurately predicting reliability under normal operating conditions.

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Neurorehabilitation and Human Motility, ICMERA 2014
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period1/1/14 → …

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Zaharia, S. M., Lancea, C., Chicoş, L. A., & Caputo, G. (2014). Behaviour and mean life prediction of solar mirrors from parabolic trough collectors under accelerated degradation/reliability testing. Paper presented at International Conference on Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Neurorehabilitation and Human Motility, ICMERA 2014, Bucharest, Romania. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.656.442