Natural convection behavior in an inclined rectangular latent heat storage vessel having one heating wall with plate fins

Hideo Inaba, Kouichi Matsuo, Akihiko Horibe

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Abstract

The present paper has dealt with the natural convection heat transfer in a melted liquid layer appeared in the inclined rectanglar latent heat storage vessel having one heating wall with plate fins The effects of plate fin length, inclination angle of the rectangular vessel and heat wall temperature on the melting behavior of paraffin wax as a latent heat storage material and natural convection heat transfer were investigated experimentally under a heat storage process. As a result, non-dimentional correlation equations of natural convection heat transfer were derived in terms of some non-dimentional parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2113-2120
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume67
Issue number660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Inclination angle
  • Latent heat storage
  • Natural convection
  • Paraffin wax
  • Plate fin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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