Heat Transfer Characteristics of the Phase Change Material Microcapsule Slurry in Solid Phase State


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This experiment is performed to investigate heat transfer characteristics with the PCM microcapsule slurry in a solid phase state at a horizontal rectangular enclosure heating from below and cooling from top. Some important parameters are taken into account such as the mass concentration of the PCM, the temperature difference between heating plate and cooling plate, Nusselt number Nu, Rayleigh number Ra and the aspect ratio (width/height) of the horizontal rectangular enclosure. Experiment is done under the thermal steady condition in the PCM microcapsule slurry. Heat transfer coefficient is measured under various temperature differences in PCM mass concentrations of 10% and 20%. And relationship with Nusselt number Nu and Rayleigh number Ra is summarized to various heights H or the aspect ratio (width/height) Ar of enclosure.



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Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen




Y. L. Zhang et al., "Heat Transfer Characteristics of the Phase Change Material Microcapsule Slurry in Solid Phase State", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 1187-1190, 2011

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July 2011




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