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Effect of Environmental Phase Characteristics on the Discharge of a Thermal Storage System

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Carsie A. Hall

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148e-mail: cahall@uno.edu

Calvin Mackie

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118e-mail: cmackie@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu

Judy A. Perkins

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411e-mail: jperkins@ncat.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(3), 244-250 (May 01, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1385199 History: Received July 01, 2000; Revised May 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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One-dimensional model of slab undergoing solidification due to convective and radiative boundaries
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Comparison of freeze front locations and surface temperatures obtained by the present semianalytic method and the variational method of Chung and Yeh 4
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Comparison of freeze front locations and surface temperatures obtained by the present semianalytic method and the variational method of Chung and Yeh 4 for a Stefan number of unity
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Effect of dimensionless cycle period for fluid one temperature on the temporal progression of the side one freeze front
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Effect of dimensionless solar flux amplitude (non-cyclic case) on the temporal progression of the dimensionless side one freeze front
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Effect of dimensionless cycle period for solar flux on the temporal progression of the side one freeze front
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Effect of dimensionless cycle period for sky and fluid one temperature on the temporal progression of the side one freeze front, including cyclic solar flux
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Effect of radiation parameter on the temporal progression of the side one and side two freeze fronts, including cyclic solar flux and cyclic sky and fluid one temperature
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Variation of dimensionless freeze time with dimensionless solar flux amplitude for selected values of the radiation parameter, including the effect of temperature cycling

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