A Numerical Study of Active and Passive Heat Transfer Enhancement in Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Devices

George Staley, Mohammad Jadidi, Yasser Mahmoudi Larimi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

40 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage (LHTES) devices implement phase-change materials (PCM) to store and release the thermal energy from the latent heat of fusion of a material. PCMs have high energy densities and can be effective at storing a large amount of thermal energy. This is especially useful when used in conjunction with renewable energy sources to balance energy production with demand. One of the disadvantages of PCMs, however, is their poor thermal conductivity, inhibiting the LHTES device’s melting and solidification performance. This numerical study aims to research both active and passive heat transfer methods to improve the melting performance of a PCM, making them more effective when used in thermal energy storage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC2021)
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2022

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A Numerical Study of Active and Passive Heat Transfer Enhancement in Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Devices'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this