Title: Efficiency evaluation of huge space shield for mitigating global warming

Authors: Jie He; Fei Zheng

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Aeronautical University, 259 West Second Ring Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China ' School of Electromechanical Engineering, Xidian University, 2 South Taibai Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Abstract: The efficiency of a huge space shield (HSS) is evaluated through temperature analysis and experiments. The analysis is divided into two categories. One is to evaluate long-term effect, which shown that the difference of the temperature between before and after shielded is 0.2°C. Another is to assess the target area effect, and the conclusion is that ten of the diameter of 1.4 km HSS could lead the temperature to be declined 0.09°C. Furthermore, an actual model in the laboratory is assembled, and the effect experiments were carried out. The results show that the temperature is decreased 0.33°C under long-term. Many factors could make the error between the experimental and theoretical results. However, the decrease can still show the effectiveness of the HSS. Thus, both the analysis and experiments indicate that the HSS could make a substantial effect on mitigating global warming in a certain degree with a relatively low cost.

Keywords: effect; global warming; experiment; temperature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2019.100172

International Journal of Global Warming, 2019 Vol.18 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Received: 29 Jun 2018
Accepted: 24 Feb 2019

Published online: 14 Jun 2019 *

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