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PBR VISVODAYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, KAVALI

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
IV B.Tech – Mech (II sem)
Date : 01-02-2013 (AN)

Mid Exam – I (Objective)

Max. Marks : 20
Time : 20

min
ENERGY SYSTEMS
Answer all questions

1. The efficiency of flat plate collectors is ---------------------------------------2. Earth’s polar axis is inclined to its orbital plane by ----------------- degrees.
3. ----------------------------------- can be used for latent heat storage of solar energy.
4. Sun’s blackbody temperature is ------------------------------------------5. The efficiency of a PV cell is generally in the range of ------------------------------------6. Two types of vertical axis windmills are ------------------------- & ------------------------type.
7. Solar radiation received on earth’s surface is called ------------------------------------8. The maximum efficiency of windmill (Betz limit) is ----------------------------%
9. Value of solar constant is --------------------------------------10. ----------------------------- type vertical windmill is not self-starting.
11. Maximum solar radiation per day in India is -------------------------------------12. The suitable range of wind velocity for wind turbine is between ------& ------- m/sec.
13. ---------------------------------------------------- is good material for making Fresnel
lenses.
14. Yaw control is required for horizontal axis wind turbines due to
-----------------------------------------------------.
15. A number of concentrating collectors arranged over a large area is called
-------------------------- system.
16. Tethering (pitch) control is required for horizontal axis wind turbines because
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solar ponds arrest -----------------------------------19. Sun-tracking is done for concentrating collectors using -----------------------------------20. By using salt with varying concentration levels. Solar radiation can be measured using -----------------------------------------------18. Autumnal equinox occurs on -------------------------------------------- .17.