CFD ANALYSIS OF LATENT THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR ERYTHRITOL PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL
RAJEEV RANJAN, ASEEM C. TIWARI
TES (Thermal Energy Storage), PCM (Phase Change Material), LTES (Latent Thermal Energy Storage), HTF (Heat Transfer Fluid), CHP (Combined Heat and Power)
Aimed to provide models for determining Latent Thermal Energy Storage (LTES) devices with help of PCMs, based on their operating conditions, thermo physical properties of materials and geometric parameters. The models are developed considering fluid dynamics and heat transfer involved in melting and solidification of PCMs. Parameters like container’s diameter, temperature of inlet and velocity are varied to determine the melting and solidification time for the erithritol PCM. Along with this analytical correlation find between charging and discharging time’ of storage device.