Latent heat energy storage systems with both annular and countercurrent flows are modeled numerically. The change of phase of the phase-change material (PCM) and the transient forced convective heat transfer for the transfer fluid are solved simultaneously as a conjugate problem. A parametric study and a system optimization are conducted. It is found that the energy storage system with the counter-current flow is an efficient way to absorb heat energy in a short period for pulsed power load space applications.
A PCM/Forced Convection Conjugate Transient Analysis of Energy Storage Systems With Annular and Countercurrent Flows
Cao, Y., Faghri, A., and Juhasz, A. (February 1, 1991). "A PCM/Forced Convection Conjugate Transient Analysis of Energy Storage Systems With Annular and Countercurrent Flows." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. February 1991; 113(1): 37–42. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2910548
Download citation file: