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Numerical modeling and experimental validation of encapsulated PCM thermal energy storage tanks for concentrated solar power plants

Galione, P.A.; Perez, C.; Rodriguez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A.
Tipus d'activitat
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Nom de l'edició
Eurotherm Seminar Nº99: Advances in Thermal Energy Storage
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Data de presentació
Llibre d'actes
Advances in thermal energy storage: Eurotherm seminar 99: Lleida, Spain, 28-30 May 2014
A numerical simulation model of thermal energy storage systems with encapsulated PCM is presented. In previous papers (Galione et al., 2011), the performance of cylindrical containers filled with PCM spheres and liquid fluids occupying the rest of the space was studied. Different charging and discharging processes were not only numerically analyzed, but also experimentally tested. Based on these numerical simulation tools for predicting the thermal and fluid dynamic behavior of these systems, ne...
Paraules clau
High temperature thermal energy storage, Multilayered thermocline, Numerical modeling, Phase change materials
Grup de recerca
CTTC - Centre Tecnològic de la Transferència de Calor
TUAREG - Turbulence and Aerodynamics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Group