Phase change heat storage in an enclosure with vertical pipe in the center

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

This paper documents the fundamentals of heat storage by melting a phase-change material inside a cylindrical enclosure with a vertical heated pipe on its axis. The phenomenon is studied analytically and numerically. The analysis consists of the scale analysis of the early stages of natural convection in the liquid, and an analysis of the entire duration of the melting process. The numerical simulations cover the entire process, and validate all the features predicted by theory. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lorente, S; Bejan, A; Niu, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 /

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 335

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0017-9310

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.01.021

Citation Source

  • Scopus