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Title: Phase change heat storage in an enclosure with vertical pipe in the center
Authors: Lorente, S
Bejan, A
Niu, JL 
Keywords: Energy storage
Melting
Natural convection
Phase change material
Scale analysis
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of heat and mass transfer, 2014, v. 72, p. 329-335 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of heat and mass transfer 
Abstract: This paper documents the fundamentals of heat storage by melting a phase-change material inside a cylindrical enclosure with a vertical heated pipe on its axis. The phenomenon is studied analytically and numerically. The analysis consists of the scale analysis of the early stages of natural convection in the liquid, and an analysis of the entire duration of the melting process. The numerical simulations cover the entire process, and validate all the features predicted by theory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12703
ISSN: 0017-9310
EISSN: 1879-2189
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.01.021
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