Étude numérique et validation de la fusion et de la solidification dans les échangeurs de chaleur avec tube droit auxquels sont intégrés des matériaux à changement de phase.

Numerical study and validation of melting and solidification in pcm embedded heat exchangers with straight tube.

Numéro : 210079



Latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) systems have shown great potential to enable reliable use of renewable energy and load shifting. LHTES offer high storage density and release energy at near constant temperature because of its use of phase change materials (PCMs). The cylindrical PCM heat exchangers (PCMHX) are one of the most used technologies due to their simplicity. Numerical models for such PCMHX enable engineers to estimate their performance for different design parameters and operating conditions without having to test them all. However, modeling the phase change phenomena can be challenging. To better understand the difficulties involving accurate modeling of PCMHX, a cylindrical latent storage unit filled with PCM and water as in-tube heat transfer fluid (HTF) is numerically investigated. This paper presents a study based on a 2D-axisymmetric model of a straight tube embedded in PCM in a cylindrical container. CFD is used to study the charging (melting) and discharging (solidification) phenomena. The models are validated against experimental and numerical data from the literature. The predicted local PCM temperature profile over time agrees within 2K compared to the experimental values. The paper also presents a simple method to estimate the melting and solidification phase change temperature range from limited data provided by PCM manufacturers.

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  • Titre original : Numerical study and validation of melting and solidification in pcm embedded heat exchangers with straight tube.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30028625
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Sujet : Technologie
  • Source : 2021 Purdue Conferences. 18th International Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Conference at Purdue.
  • Date d'édition : 05/2021
  • Document disponible en consultation à la bibliothèque du siège de l'IIF uniquement.


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