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Close-Contact Melting Inside an Elliptical Cylinder

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Sergei A. Fomin

School of Aeronautical Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKe-mail: S.Fomin@qub.ac.uk

Alexander V. Wilchinsky

Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Kazan State University, Kazan 420008, Russiae-mail: Alexander.Wilchinsky@ksu.ru

Takeo S. Saitoh

Department of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japane-mail: Saitoh@cc.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(4), 192-195 (Sep 01, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1330724 History: Received January 01, 2000; Revised September 01, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Melting , Cylinders
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References

Saitoh,  T., and Hirose,  K., 1982, “High Raleigh Numbers Solutions to Problems of Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage in a Horizontal Cylinder Capsule,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 104, pp. 545–553.
Bariess,  M., and Beer,  H., 1984, “An Analytical Solution of the Heat Transfer Process During Melting of an Unfixed Solid Phase Change Material Inside a Horizontal Tube,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transf., 27, pp. 739–746.
Moallemi,  M. K., Webb,  B. W., and Viskanta,  R., 1986, “An Experimental and Analytical Study of Close-Contact Melting,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 108, pp. 894–899.
Bejan,  A., 1992, “Single Correlation for Theoretical Contact Melting Results in Various Geometries,” Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transfer, 19, pp. 473–483.

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Grahic Jump Location
Close-contact melting inside a horizontal elliptical cylinder
Grahic Jump Location
Time variation of the fraction of the molten mass inside elliptical cylinders of the same cross-sectional area and different aspect ratios
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of the time of complete melting inside elliptic cylinders of the same cross-sectional area vs ellipse aspect ratio

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