Transient heat release characteristics of a latent heat storage vessel packed with polyethylene pellets

Hideo Inaba, Zhongmin Li, Akihiko Horibe, Koichi Ozaki

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Abstract

Transient heat release characteristics of a latent heat storage vessel packed with surface cross-linked form-stabilized high-density polyethylene pellets as a phase change material (PCM) have been investigated numerically and experimentally. The obtained results revealed the effects of the inlet velocity, the inlet temperature of ethylene glycol/water solution as a heat transfer medium, and the amount of the PCM on the heat release characteristics. As a result, the nondimensional correlation equation of the completion time of the heat release process was derived as a function of some nondimensional parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-980
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume65
Issue number631
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Forced convection heat transfer
  • Latent heat release
  • Numerical analysis
  • Polyethylene pellets
  • Surface cross-link

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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