This utility allows users to create several types of compound concentrators which are sometimes used in solar collectors, including:
- Compound parabolic concentrators
- Compound elliptical concentrators
- Compound hyberbolic concentrators
- Involute concentrators
This new utility supports numerous variations of these fundamental forms. Users can input specific geometric values to define the concentrator (i.e., input diameter, output diameter, etc.) and can indicate if a cubic spline or a Bezier polynomial should be used to fit a specific number of profile points to define the cross sectional profile of the element. The macro uses these inputs to build the concentrator using a LightTools skinned solid.