Optical and thermal properties of commercial polymer film,modeling the albedo effect

Mohan, Saeed D, Davis, Fred J, Badiee, Amir , Hadley, Paul, Twitchen, Carrie A and Pearson, Simon (2021) Optical and thermal properties of commercial polymer film,modeling the albedo effect. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (24). p. 50581. ISSN 0021-8995

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Optical and thermal properties of commercial polymer film, modeling the albedo effect
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Greenhouse cladding materials are an important part of greenhouse design.The cladding material controls the light transmission and distribution over theplants within the greenhouse, thereby exerting a major influence on the over-all yield. Greenhouse claddings are typically translucent materials offeringmore diffusive transmission than reflection; however, the reflective propertiesof the films offer a potential route to increasing the surface albedo of the localenvironment. We model thermal properties by modeling the films based ontheir optical transmissions and reflections. We can use this data to estimatetheir albedo and determine the amount of short wave radiation that will betransmitted/reflected/blocked by the materials and how it can influence thelocal environment.

Keywords:Applications, Coatings, Optical properties, Theory, Modeling
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F162 Polymer Chemistry
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D470 Agricultural Technology
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:44141
Deposited On:24 Mar 2021 15:34

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