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Thermal Analysis and Modelling of Thermal Storage in Solar Water Heating Systems

Received: 7 March 2016    Accepted: 13 March 2016    Published: 10 April 2016
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Abstract

A numerical mathematical model has been developed to predict the thermal behavior of phase change material during thermal storage in a thermal tank. The model is based upon energy conservation equations and includes fusion of the phase change material. The thermal behavior of the phase change material during charging and discharging have been studied numerically, and analyzed under different conditions. Comparisons were made against experimental data for validation purposes of the predictive model. The model fairly predicted experimental data obtained at various inlet conditions of the phase change material.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijepe.20160502.14
Published in International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016)
Page(s) 48-59
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Keywords

Phase Change Material, Thermal Storage, Thermal Tank, Numerical Model, Simulation, Experimental Validation

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  • Research Center for Renewable Energy, Catholic University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador

  • Faculty of Energy Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Sinaloa, Sinaloa, México

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