Numerical modelling of high temperature latent heat storage

Show simple item record De Gracia, A. en Pointner, H. en Vogel, J. en Tay, N.H.S. en Liu, M. en Johnson, M. en Cabeza, L.F. en 2017-08-28T07:07:40Z 2017-08-28T07:07:40Z 2016 en
dc.description Papers presented to the 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Costa de Sol, Spain on 11-13 July 2016. en
dc.description.abstract Numerical tools are widely used to optimize designs of latent heat storage systems as well as to control their operative conditions and control strategies. Within this context, the aim of the authors is to compare the performance of the different available numerical methodologies, which are used to model the phase change processes occurring in a high temperature heat storage system. The models are based on different types of discretization, use different methodologies to approach the phase change, and are implemented in different software platforms. Moreover, the numerical results are compared against experimental data from a test facility consisting of a flat plate latent heat storage tank with a measured PCM melting temperature at 219.5°C. The comparison of the different numerical methodologies presented in this research does not only focus on the agreement against experimental data, but on the computational cost, speed and convergence performance, as well. The results indicated that all four models provide good agreement in comparison to the experimental results. However, they differ significantly regarding convergence behavior. While a C-based model is recommended for simulation models with a small number of elements and small time steps, the models implemented in MATLAB perform better for simulation models with a high number of elements and large time steps. en
dc.format.extent 4 pages en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher HEFAT en
dc.rights University of Pretoria en
dc.subject High temperature latent heat storage en
dc.title Numerical modelling of high temperature latent heat storage en
dc.type Presentation en

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