Geometric and design parameters of fins employed for enhancing thermal energy storage systems: A review

Ammar M. Abdulateef, Sohif Mat, Jasim Abdulateef, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Abduljalil A. Al-Abidi

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Abstract

The continuous increase in the level of green-house gas emissions and the depletion of fossil [U+200E]fuels are identified, as the major driving forces behind efforts to effectively utilize different sources of renewable energy. Solar energy [U+200E]considered one of the most prospective sources of this energy. This review paper mainly focuses on the majority of heat-transfer enhancement techniques between the phase-change material (PCM) and the heat-transfer fluid (HTF) based on the application of fins embedded in the PCM. This study [U+200E]also investigated the geometrical dimensions, dimensionless numbers, and fin location through numerical [U+200E]and experimental works conducted to assess the influences of these parameters on the thermal performance of PCM-latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) containers. The best enhancement is [U+200E]achieved using the longitudinal finned configurations because of its easy design and fabrication, especially along circumference of the cylindrical PCM containers. The circular-finned tube was also more effective than the pinned-tube for different shell and tube. PCMs based on heat sinks with internal pin fins were widely used for the thermal [U+200E]management of various pieces of electronic products. The heat enhancement factor was effectively dependent on increasing the numbers and dimensions [U+200E]of these fins. Further researches still require to explore the [U+200E]possible geometrical designs of fins and their key findings, which have more effect on the thermal performance of the [U+200E]finned-LHTES system.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017

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Phase change materials
Thermal energy
Energy storage
Latent heat
Containers
Heat transfer
Pulse code modulation
Heat sinks
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Solar energy
Fabrication
Fluids
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Fins technique
  • Melting/solidification time
  • PCM container
  • Phase-change material
  • Pin fin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Geometric and design parameters of fins employed for enhancing thermal energy storage systems : A review. / Abdulateef, Ammar M.; Mat, Sohif; Abdulateef, Jasim; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Al-Abidi, Abduljalil A.

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