Publication Date

1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Majumdar, Pradip, 1954-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Technology

LCSH

Heat storage--Mathematical models||Heat--Transmission--Mathematical models

Abstract

The modeling of the heat-transfer process in a phase- change storage media consisting of parallel flow channels is presented. The model describing the mechanism of heat transfer from process air stream to the surface of phase- change material by convection and diffusion of heat in the media consists of coupled/ nonlinear partial differential equations. These equations are solved by a finite difference scheme. Numerical solutions were used to study the performance of phase-change storage media during a single blow operation. A parametric study is also carried out for different nondimensional parameters and operating conditions.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [66]-67.

Extent

ix, 72 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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