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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Fins and turbulence promoters for heat transfer enhancement in latent heat storage systems|
|Abstract:||One of the serious problems associated with the operation of PCM storage system is the heat transfer in and out of the element containing the PCM. This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation of the effects of radial fins and turbulence promoters on the enhancement of phase change heat transfer external to a horizontal tube submersed in the PCM with the working fluid flowing through it. The experimental measurements were realized on a bare cupper tube and an identical cupper tube fitted with radial fins. The fins investigated are 40, 60, 120 and 180 mm diameters. A turbulence promoter made of stainless steel wire of 1.0 mm diameter coiled in a helical form with a pitch of 25.0 mm was inserted into the cupper tubes. The tests were realized on bare tubes, finned tubes and finned tubes with the turbulence promoter inserted into the finned tubes. The measurements were realized for the working fluid temperatures in the range of -10 degrees C, to -25 degrees C and six values of the mass flow rate ranging from 0.013 to 0.031 kg/s. The position of the phase interface was photographed by a high resolution digital camera and scanned to determine the real interface position by comparison with a precision measuring scale. The results of the phase interface position, velocity of the interface, solidified mass fraction and the time for complete solidification are presented in function of the working fluid temperature, the working fluid mass and the tube arrangements. The results are presented and discussed. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
Latent heat storage
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Inc|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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