Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : latent heat

Numerical Analysis of the Thermal Behavior of a - Tube Heat Storage Unit Using Phase Change Materials

E. Benchara; S. Ouhaibi; N. Bellougadia; K. Mansouri; O. Bouattane

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 2969-2975

storage by latent heat systems becomes the appropriate solution in several solar heat
applications. In this context, we lead the proposed study concerning the thermal storage by latent
heat in a solar domestic water heater. A quantitative comparison has been developed to sort out the
performances of a given unit of latent heat storage (LHS) under the effect of some physical
parameters. The inlet velocity and inlet temperature of the heat transfer fluid (HTF) and
geometrical parameters like the radius of the storage pipe are considered as the influent parameters
in this issue. The obtained results show that the increase of the inlet velocity and temperature allows
the increase of rate fusion of the PCM and reduces the fusion time. However, the increase of the
radius of the pipe makes the time of fusion relatively long