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Numerical investigation of heat transfer mechanism in a vertical shell and tube latent heat energy storage system

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Seddegh, S and Wang, X and Henderson, AD, Numerical investigation of heat transfer mechanism in a vertical shell and tube latent heat energy storage system, Applied Thermal Engineering, 87 pp. 698-706. ISSN 1359-4311 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.05.067

Abstract

The thermal behavior and heat transfer characteristics of a vertical cylindrical shell and tube latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) unit are investigated using a pure thermal conduction model and a combined conduction-convection heat transfer model, respectively. The results from numerical simulation are validated with published experimental data which indicate that the combined convection and conduction model can better describe the energy transfer in the phase change materials (PCMs) during melting process. In contrast, heat transfer by conduction is more significant during the solidification process. In terms of total solidification time, the two models show little difference.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:latent heat thermal energy storage, phase change material, natural convection, melting, solidification
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical Engineering
Research Field:Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Objective Field:Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen)
Author:Seddegh, S (Mr Saeid Seddegh Kiyaroudi)
Author:Wang, X (Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang)
Author:Henderson, AD (Dr Alan Henderson)
ID Code:101248
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-06-15
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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