Heat storage characteristics of an inclined rectangular heat storage vessel packed with plate type of shape-stabilized phase change material

Hideo Inaba, Ping Tu, Akihiko Horibe, Koichi Ozaki

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Abstract

The present study deals with the heat storage characteristics of the inclined rectangular vessel packed with spape-stabilized paraffin plates as a latent heat storage material by numerical analysis. It was found that the heat storage characteristics were remarkedly affected by the inclination angle of the rectangular vessel and the heat transfer medium flow direction, due to the presence of natural convection in the fluid flow channel between the paraffin plates. Numerical results revealed flow patterns, temperature profiles and heat storage characteristics for various inclination angles, inlet velocities and temperatures of the heat transfer medium fluid, and widths of the fluid flow channel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-533
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume64
Issue number618
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heat storage process
  • Natural-forced convections
  • Numerical analysis
  • Shape-stabilized phase change material
  • Transient heat transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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