Critical analysis of the T-history method : a fundamental approach

Show simple item record Badenhorst, Heinrich Cabeza, Luisa F. 2017-03-09T09:54:24Z 2017-04
dc.description.abstract Energy storage is a key challenge to a sustainable energy supply. To design new storage systems accurate and representative thermal property measurements are essential. The T-history method is quick and uncomplicated, however numerous adaptations have been proposed over the years. In this study these methods have been classified and critically assessed based on their mathematical formulation and experimental configuration. They can be broadly categorized according to one of three assumptions regarding the heat transfer coefficient for natural convection: it is constant either as a function of time or temperature, or it is negligible. This work proves in addition that the heat transfer coefficient for natural convection, varies both as a function of time and temperature. This is demonstrated both experimentally and through rigorous simulation of the proposed configurations. Thus T-history methods which show the most promise for precise and unambiguous measurements eliminate convection by making conduction the dominant thermal resistance in the system. These techniques can be tailored to different materials and do not require a simultaneous reference due to the use of a rigorous fundamental model compared to the lumped parameter approximation. The addition of heat flux sensors to quantify actual heat losses are recommended for absolute measurement certainty. en_ZA
dc.description.department Chemical Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2018-04-30
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) and under Grant agreement NºPIRSES-GA-2013-610692 (INNOSTORAGE), and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 657466 (INPATH-TES). The work is partially funded by the Spanish government (ENE2015-64117-C5-1-R (MINECO/FEDER)). Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to the research group GREA (2014 SGR 123). en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Badenhorst, H & Cabeza, LF 2017, 'Critical analysis of the T-history method : a fundamental approach', Thermochimica Acta , vol. 650, pp. 95-105. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0040-6031 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1872-762X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.tca.2017.02.005
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Thermochimica Acta. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Thermochimica Acta, vol. 650, pp. 95-105, 2017. doi : 10.1016/j.tca.2017.02.005. en_ZA
dc.subject T-history en_ZA
dc.subject Phase change en_ZA
dc.subject Convective heat transfer en_ZA
dc.title Critical analysis of the T-history method : a fundamental approach en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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