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Influence of Fins on Solidification of Phase Change Material

Publication Date : 29/06/2015

Author(s) :

G.D.Shinde , P.R.Suresh , S.D.Sancheti.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 6
(06 - 2015)

Abstract :

This work presents an experimental study of phase change material solidification in a rectangular latent heat energy storage system (LHESS). Plain and Finned capsules were used to determine the performance of LHESS. The PCM used in this study was pure water which has desirable thermal properties for LHESS and the heat transfer fluid used is Brine solution. The parameters were the flow rate and the temperature of HTF during the freezing and melting. The phase-change period for PCM in the capsules at the edge was shorter than that at the center due to smaller porosity at the center than the edge in case of both the capsule. The finned capsule requires 22.72% less time for solidification than plain rectangular capsule. The HTF inlet temperature has more effect on solidification process than HTF flow rate.  

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Influence of Fins on Solidification of Phase Change Material

June 29, 2015