Heat transfer enhancement for PCM-based heat storage with plate fins
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- PCM, numerical simulation, heat storage, heat transfer enhancement.
The low thermal conductivity of phase change material (PCM) is the main resistance of heat transfer in latent storage system. Characterization of melting process in a PCM-based heat sink with plate fin type thermal conductivity enhancers is numerically studied in this paper. Detailed parametric investigations of plate fins are performed to find the effect on melting time. The results showed that decreasing the pitch of fins resulted in an appreciable increase in overall thermal performance. Increasing the fin thickness and conductivity only gave a slight improvement.
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TY - CONF AU - Binbin Ke AU - Xinnan Song PY - 2015/10 DA - 2015/10 TI - Heat transfer enhancement for PCM-based heat storage with plate fins BT - Proceedings of the 2015 2nd International Workshop on Materials Engineering and Computer Sciences PB - Atlantis Press SP - 674 EP - 677 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwmecs-15.2015.135 DO - 10.2991/iwmecs-15.2015.135 ID - Ke2015/10 ER -