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

Author
Galione, P.A.; Perez, C.; Rodriguez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
Eurotherm Seminar Nº99: Advances in Thermal Energy Storage
Date of publication
2014
Presentation's date
2014-05-29
Book of congress proceedings
Advances in thermal energy storage: Eurotherm seminar 99: Lleida, Spain, 28-30 May 2014
Abstract
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...
Keywords
High temperature thermal energy storage, Multilayered thermocline, Numerical modeling, Phase change materials
Group of research
CTTC - Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center
TUAREG - Turbulence and Aerodynamics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Group

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