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Modeling illumination performance of plastic optical fiber passive daylighting system

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Abstract

of the most direct methods of utilizing solar energy for energy conservation is to bring natural light indoors to light up an area. This paper reports on the investigation of the feasibility to utilize large core optical fibers to convey and distribute solar light passively throughout residential or commercial structures. The focus of this study is on the mathematical modeling of the illumination performance and the light transmission efficiency of solid core end light fiber for optical day lighting systems. The Meatball simulations features the optical fiber transmittance for glass and plastic fibers, illumination performance over lengths of plastic end-lit fiber, spectral transmission, light intensity loss through the large diameter solid core optical fibers as well as the transmission efficiency of the optical fiber itself. It was found that plastic optical fiber has less transmission loss over the distance of the fiber run which clearly shows that the Plastic Optical Fiber should be optimized for emitting visible light. The findings from the analysis on the performance of large diameter optical fibers for day lighting systems seems feasible for energy efficient lighting system in commercial or residential buildings.
Authors:
Sulaiman, F; Ahmad, A; [1]  Ahmed, A Z [2] 
  1. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam (Malaysia). Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  2. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam (Malaysia). Bureau of Reseaarch and Consultancy
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2006
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Symposium on Renewable Energy: Environment Protection and Energy Solution, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 14-17 Sep 2003; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Renewable Energy: Environment Protection and Energy Solution, 762 pages.
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; DAYLIGHTING; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ILLUMINANCE; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OPTICAL FIBERS; PLASTICS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SIMULATION; SOLAR ENERGY; VISIBLE RADIATION
OSTI ID:
20900133
Research Organizations:
Malaysian Institute of Energy, Bangi (Malaysia); Malaysian Energy Centre, Bandar Baru Bangi (Malaysia); Islamic Scientific, Education, and Cultural Organization ISESCO, Rabat (Morocco); World Renewable Energy Network WREN, Brighton (United Kingdom); Ministry of Energy, Communication and Multimedia, Putrajaya (Malaysia); Ministry of Education, Putrajaya (Malaysia)
Country of Origin:
Malaysia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: MY0702881062356
Availability:
Available at Malaysian Inst. for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT), Bangi, Malaysia; Ainon@mint.gov.my
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 331-340
Announcement Date:
Aug 28, 2007

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Citation Formats

Sulaiman, F, Ahmad, A, and Ahmed, A Z. Modeling illumination performance of plastic optical fiber passive daylighting system. Malaysia: N. p., 2006. Web.
Sulaiman, F, Ahmad, A, & Ahmed, A Z. Modeling illumination performance of plastic optical fiber passive daylighting system. Malaysia.
Sulaiman, F, Ahmad, A, and Ahmed, A Z. 2006. "Modeling illumination performance of plastic optical fiber passive daylighting system." Malaysia.
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title = {Modeling illumination performance of plastic optical fiber passive daylighting system}
author = {Sulaiman, F, Ahmad, A, and Ahmed, A Z}
abstractNote = {of the most direct methods of utilizing solar energy for energy conservation is to bring natural light indoors to light up an area. This paper reports on the investigation of the feasibility to utilize large core optical fibers to convey and distribute solar light passively throughout residential or commercial structures. The focus of this study is on the mathematical modeling of the illumination performance and the light transmission efficiency of solid core end light fiber for optical day lighting systems. The Meatball simulations features the optical fiber transmittance for glass and plastic fibers, illumination performance over lengths of plastic end-lit fiber, spectral transmission, light intensity loss through the large diameter solid core optical fibers as well as the transmission efficiency of the optical fiber itself. It was found that plastic optical fiber has less transmission loss over the distance of the fiber run which clearly shows that the Plastic Optical Fiber should be optimized for emitting visible light. The findings from the analysis on the performance of large diameter optical fibers for day lighting systems seems feasible for energy efficient lighting system in commercial or residential buildings.}
place = {Malaysia}
year = {2006}
month = {Dec}
}