Clifford Ho

/Clifford Ho
Clifford Ho

Clifford Ho

R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering



Email: ckho@sandia.gov
Phone: (505) 844-2384

Biography

Research Interests

  • High-temperature solar thermal receiver modeling and testing; solid particle receivers
  • Optical analysis and characterization of collectors and selective absorbers
  • Glare and avian hazard analyses
  • CFD modeling for coupled optical/fluid/thermal analyses
  • System and technoeconomic analyses

Selected Publications

  • Ho, C.K., 2016, A Review of High-Temperature Particle Receivers for Concentrating Solar Power, Applied Thermal Engineering, (in press, available online 3 May 2016: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.103).
  • Ho, C.K., J.M. Christian, J. Yellowhair, N. Siegel, S. Jeter, M. Golob, S.I. Abdel-Khalik, C. Nguyen, and H. Al-Ansary, 2016, On-Sun Testing of an Advanced Falling Particle Receiver System, AIP Conf. Proc., Solarpaces 2015: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, 1734.
  • Ho, C.K., M. Carlson, P. Garg, and P. Kumar, 2016, Technoeconomic Analysis of Alternative Solarized s-CO2 Brayton Cycle Configurations, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 138(5).
  • Ho, C.K., C.A. Sims, and J.M. Christian, 2015, Evaluation of glare at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Solarpaces 2014, 69, p. 1296-1305.
  • Ho, C.K. and S.S. Khalsa, 2012, A Photographic Flux Mapping Method for Concentrating Solar Collectors and Receivers, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 134(4).
  • Ho, C.K., J. Sment, J. Yuan, and C.A. Sims, 2013, Evaluation of a reflective polymer film for heliostats, Solar Energy, 95, p. 229-236.
  • Ho, C.K., 2013, Relieving a Glaring Problem, Solar Today, (April 2013), p. 28 – 31.
  • Ho, C.K., C.M. Ghanbari, and R.B. Diver, 2011, Methodology to Assess Potential Glint and Glare Hazards From Concentrating Solar Power Plants: Analytical Models and Experimental Validation, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 133(3).
  • Ho, C.K., S.S. Khalsa, and G.J. Kolb, 2011, Methods for probabilistic modeling of concentrating solar power plants, Solar Energy, 85(4), p. 669-675.
  • Ho, C.K. and G.J. Kolb, 2010, Incorporating Uncertainty into Probabilistic Performance Models of Concentrating Solar Power Plants, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the ASME, 132(3).