Numerical simulation for fin effect of a rectangular latent heat storage vessel packed with molten salt under heat release process

H. Inaba, K. Matsuo, Akihiko Horibe

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The present numerical study has dealt with the enhancement of latent heat Release by using plate type fins mounted on the vertical cooling surface in the rectangular vessel packed with molten salt as a latent heat storage material. It was found that the fin thickness and pitch exerted an influence on solidification heat transfer in a liquid layer of a nitric molten salt. The numerical results elucidated the flow pattern, velocity profile and heat transfer rate in the melted liquid layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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