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Experimental and Computational Investigations of Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage Canisters

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Mounir Ibrahim, Pavel Sokolov

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115

Thomas Kerslake, Carol Tolbert

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(4), 176-182 (Sep 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1330726 History: Received October 01, 1998; Revised September 01, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Ground experiments canister geometry
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TES flight experiments hardware schematic
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Geometry of the ground experiments with the void model
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Input and output power for the ground experiments
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Geometry of the space experiments with the void model
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Input and output power for the space experiments
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Computational canister temperature data with different computational grids for the ground experiments
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Experimental (symbols) and computational canister temperature data for the ground experiments, all cases
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Effect of natural convection on canister temperature for the ground experiments
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(a) Computational canister temperature contours, ground experiments, time=50 min., Case (1). (b) Computational canister temperature contours, ground experiments, time=50 min., Case (4).
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Experimental (symbols) and computational canister temperature data for the space experiments, all cases
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(a) Computational canister temperature contours, space experiments, time=76 min., Case (1). (b) Computational canister temperature contours, space experiments, time=76 min., Case (4).

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