Heat Transfer Enhancement in Triplex Tube Latent Heat Energy Storage System Using Tree Fins and Variation on Branch Angle

Vishwajeet Kumar1 Shivendra Singh2 Dr. B. Suresh3
  • 1Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Corporate Institute Of Science & Technology, Bhopal
  • 2Asst Prof., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Corporate Institute Of Science & Technology, Bhopal
  • 3Prof. & HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Corporate Institute Of Science & Technology, Bhopal

keywords : Thermal energy storage, phase change material, conductivity, tree-shape, Y-shape, etc.

Abstract

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems show great promise for using phase change material (PCM) as a material for energy storage. Nevertheless, PCM's limited heat conductivity makes it unsuitable for some uses. By enhancing PCM's heat transfer performance with a variety of fin arrangements, TES systems may have their reaction times reduced. This research delves into the various tree-shaped fin structures and the impact of HTF on melting time. It also examines the common structure used by Y-structured and tree-structured fins in nature. The enthalpy-porosity technique is the foundation of the numerical research approach employed in this investigation. The study's numerical model is checked using data from earlier experiments. The findings of the simulation, which include the shapes of the solid-liquid interface and the temperature distribution as well as the changes in the PCM liquid percentage and the temperature differential, are now available. The findings reveal that the melting process and temperature of the PCM. Two angles between two symmetric branches are considered in tree form fin. Changing the two angles may significantly shorten the PCM melting time under certain operating circumstances. Numerical findings are used to analyse the transient values of temperature and liquid percent. Findings from this research may inspire the development of innovative fin structures for use in thermal energy storage and management-related new industrial goods.

PUBLISHED
2024-03-30
ISSUE
Vol 3 Issue 1 (2024)

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   ISSN : 2583 – 7117

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