, Volume 47, Issue 8, pp 1027-1033
Date: 23 Jul 2011

Shell-and-tube type latent heat thermal energy storage: numerical analysis and comparison with experiments

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Abstract

The melting process of industrial grade paraffin wax inside a shell-and-tube storage is analyzed by means of numerical simulation and experimental results. For this purpose, the enthalpy porosity method is extended by a continuous liquid fraction function. The extended method is tested using results gained from a gallium melt test inside a rectangular enclosure.

Dedicated to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Franz Mayinger on the occasion of his 80th birthday.