On Thermoeconomics of a Sensible Heat, Thermal Energy Storage System

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M. A. Badar, S. M. Zubair

Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

J. Sol. Energy Eng 117(3), 255-259 (Aug 01, 1995) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2847830 History: Received February 01, 1994; Revised March 01, 1995; Online February 14, 2008


A closed-form model for the second-law-based thermoeconomic optimization of a sensible heat storage system, in which the energy is stored in a large liquid bath from a hot-gas source, is discussed with an example problem. The results are compared with those obtained from Bejan’s analysis to illustrate usefulness of the present approach. The influence of important parameters on the optimum number of heat transfer units N tu ,opt , and dimensionless charging time θopt , are presented in a graphic form.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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