Numerical calculation and simulation on melting and solidification time periods of a phase change material

Xiaoqin Sun, Quan Zhang, Yingjun Liu, Hongxing Yang, Linfeng Zhang, Shuguang Liao

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Abstract

Energy storage technology is becoming more important nowadays due to use of renewable energy resources. The heat transfer performance of a PCM (phase change material) which is the carrier of energy is the main factor that affects its utilization. This paper presents the thermal characteristics of the PCM-20. An energy storage module is designed based on the numerical calculation results from the MATLAB. Numerical simulation about this module is carried out by CFD software. The simulation results have been compared with the results of numerical calculation and the error between them has been analyzed and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Material Research and Industry Application, FMRIA 2011
Pages374-381
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2012
Event2011 SSITE International Conference on Future Material Research and Industry Application, FMRIA 2011 - Macau, China
Duration: 1 Dec 20112 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume455-456
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2011 SSITE International Conference on Future Material Research and Industry Application, FMRIA 2011
CountryChina
CityMacau
Period1/12/112/12/11

Keywords

  • CFD simulation
  • Energy storage
  • Energy storage module
  • MATLAB
  • PCM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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