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Title: Heat transfer characteristics of microencapsulated phase change material slurry in laminar flow under constant heat flux
Authors: Zeng, R
Wang, X
Chen, B
Zhang, Y
Niu, J 
Wang, X
Di, H
Keywords: Heat transfer
Laminar flow
Microencapsulated phase change material
Phase change
Slurry
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Applied energy, 2009, v. 86, no. 12, p. 2661-2670 How to cite?
Journal: Applied energy 
Abstract: Due to its large apparent specific heat during the phase change period, microencapsulated phase change material slurry (MPCMS) has been suggested as a medium for heat transfer. In this paper, the convective heat transfer characteristics of MPCMS flowing in a circular tube were experimentally and numerically investigated. The enhanced convective heat transfer mechanism of MPCMS, especially in the thermal fully developed range, was analyzed by using the enthalpy model. Three kinds of fluid-pure water, micro-particle slurry and MPCMS were numerically investigated. The results show that in the phase change heat transfer region the Ste number and the Mr number are the most important parameters influencing the Nusselt number fluctuation profile and the dimensionless wall temperature. Reb, dp and c also influence the Nusselt number profile and the dimensionless wall temperature, but they are independent of phase change process.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/26246
ISSN: 0306-2619
EISSN: 1872-9118
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2009.04.025
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