Investigation of Effect of Rock Storage System Parameters on Thermal Cooling Performance
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 10-17
Received: Dec. 24, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 4, 2016; Published: Jan. 15, 2016
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Alex Xavery Matofali, Faculty of Science, Department of Biometry and Mathematics, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
Estomih S. Massawe, Mathematics Department, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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We investigate the effects of key parameters of the rock bed system on thermal cooling performance of the system after a fixed time of operation. The method of solving the mathematical model uses a semi-discretization finite difference approximation for discretizing space in solid problem domain. A finite element approximation is used in the fluid problem domain. Graphical results on the effects of parameter variation on damping and time delay on the peaking of the outlet air temperature through the bed are presented and discussed.
Rock Beds, Effects, Thermal Storage Systems, Parameters
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Alex Xavery Matofali, Estomih S. Massawe, Investigation of Effect of Rock Storage System Parameters on Thermal Cooling Performance, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 10-17. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20160501.12
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