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Heat Transfer in Porous Media With Slurry of Phase Change Materials
Manali Shukla, Fatemeh Hassanipour
Pages - 42 - 52     |    Revised - 15-01-2012     |    Published - 21-02-2012
Volume - 6   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - February 2012  Table of Contents
Porous Media, Phase Change Material, Forced Convection Heat Transfer
3-D laminar model of a rectangular porous channel with high thermal conductivity and constant wall heat flux is chosen to investigate the enhancement of heat transfer when used in conjunction with the phase change material slurry. Numerical simulations for various wall heat fluxes and inlet velocities are carried out. The slurry consist of microencapsulated octadecane and water. The heat transfer coefficient of the porous channel with pure water and with micro-encapsulated phase change material are calculated and compared. The effect of porosity and permeability of the porous medium on the heat transfer coefficient while using a slurry of phase change material are studied. The results show that the heat transfer coefficient of the porous channel can improve by introducing phase change material slurry, but only under certain heat fluxes, inlet velocities, and porous media properties.
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Miss Manali Shukla
- United States of America
Dr. Fatemeh Hassanipour
University of Texas at Dallas - United States of America