Transient thermal energy storage in a partitioned enclosure packed with MEPCM

Yong Hao Siao, Wei Mon Yan, Chi-ming Lai, Yu Fan Lin

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Abstract

The transient thermal storage characteristics in a partitioned enclosure filled with microencapsulated phase change material (MEPCM) particles were investigated experimentally and numerically in details. The core phase change materials of the MEPCM are n-octadecane with melting temperature about TM= 28°C and 37°C and filled at the upper and lower partitions in an enclosures. The enclosure is partitioned and is differentially heated by the two horizontal isothermal surfaces, while the other vertical surfaces are considered thermally insulated. The studies have been undertaken for different hot and cold wall temperatures imposed across the enclosure. The consequents show that the numerical results are in agreement with the measured data. Predictions show that at the initial transient, the net energy storage in enclosure, Qnet, increases with the time Fo. Finally, the Qnet approaches quickly the steady state for the case with a higher temperature difference of Th-Tc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Pages4173-4180
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782362150128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 162015 Aug 22

Publication series

NameRefrigeration Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)0151-1637

Other

Other24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, ICR 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period15-08-1615-08-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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