Heat Transfer Enhancement Study of a LHTS Unit Containing Dispersed High Conductivity Particles

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R. V. Seeniraj, R. Velraj, N. Lakshmi Narasimhan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India 600 025

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(3), 243-249 (Aug 01, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1488669 History: Received April 01, 2001; Revised April 01, 2002; Online August 01, 2002
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Schematic of the LHTS unit containing dispersed high conductivity particles
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Melt front location versus time
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Variation of instantaneous surface heat flux with melt front location for different Biot numbers
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Cumulative energy stored at various time intervals
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Effect of ω on interface location
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Ratio of cumulative energy stored with particles to that of without versus particle fraction
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Effect of particle fraction on Q+(ε)/Q+(ε=0)
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Effect of ε,kp/km on effectiveness of the LHTS unit




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