Numerical study of solidification in triplex tube heat exchanger

Abduljalil A. Al-Abidi, Sohif Mat, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. Y. Sulaiman, Abdulrahman T. Mohammad

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Abstract

Thermal energy storage is very important to eradicate the discrepancy between energy supply and energy demand and to improve the energy efficiency of solar-energy systems. The latent heat thermal energy storage systems have gained greater attention recently due to their reliability and high storage density at nearly constant thermal energy. The present work explores numerically the solidification process of a phase change material (PCM) in a triplex tube heat exchanger (TTHX) equipped with internal and external fins to enhance the heat transfer during the charging and discharging of the PCM. A two-dimension (2D) numerical model is developed using the Fluent 6.3.26 software program; the pure conduction and natural convection are considered for the simulation. Experimental and numerical data were adopted to validate the model from the literature; a good agreement has been found. Predicted results indicated that the solidification rate time of the TTHX with internal and external fins was about 50 % of the solidification time of the TTHX without fins.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Vol II: Creating Sustainable Development
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages637-648
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319079776, 9783319079769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Tubes (components)
Thermal energy
Solidification
Phase change materials
Energy storage
Fins (heat exchange)
Latent heat
Natural convection
Solar energy
Energy efficiency
Numerical models
Heat transfer

Keywords

  • Fluent
  • Phase change material
  • Solidification
  • Triplex tube heat exchanger

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Al-Abidi, A. A., Mat, S., Sopian, K., Sulaiman, M. Y., & Mohammad, A. T. (2014). Numerical study of solidification in triplex tube heat exchanger. In Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Vol II: Creating Sustainable Development (pp. 637-648). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07977-6_42

Numerical study of solidification in triplex tube heat exchanger. / Al-Abidi, Abduljalil A.; Mat, Sohif; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Sulaiman, M. Y.; Mohammad, Abdulrahman T.

Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Vol II: Creating Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, 2014. p. 637-648.

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Al-Abidi, AA, Mat, S, Sopian, K, Sulaiman, MY & Mohammad, AT 2014, Numerical study of solidification in triplex tube heat exchanger. in Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Vol II: Creating Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, pp. 637-648. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07977-6_42
Al-Abidi AA, Mat S, Sopian K, Sulaiman MY, Mohammad AT. Numerical study of solidification in triplex tube heat exchanger. In Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Vol II: Creating Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing. 2014. p. 637-648 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07977-6_42
Al-Abidi, Abduljalil A. ; Mat, Sohif ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Sulaiman, M. Y. ; Mohammad, Abdulrahman T. / Numerical study of solidification in triplex tube heat exchanger. Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Vol II: Creating Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, 2014. pp. 637-648
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