An approximate mathematical model of contact melting in a horizontal elliptic cylinder is developed. The main characteristic scales and nondimensional parameters that describe the principal features of the melting process are found. It is shown that melting rate depends on the shape of the capsule. This is especially important for the design of practical latent heat thermal energy systems. [S0199-6231(00)00504-9]
Close-Contact Melting Inside an Elliptical Cylinder
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division Jan. 2000; final revision Sep. 2000. Associate Technical Editor: M. Olszewski.
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Fomin, S. A., Wilchinsky, A. V., and Saitoh, T. S. (September 1, 2000). "Close-Contact Melting Inside an Elliptical Cylinder ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2000; 122(4): 192–195. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1330724
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