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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 1627; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8091627

Numerical Investigations on Melting Behavior of Phase Change Material in a Rectangular Cavity at Different Inclination Angles

School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 6 September 2018 / Accepted: 10 September 2018 / Published: 12 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Energy)
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Abstract

This paper investigates the melting process of phase change material in a rectangular cavity at different inclination angles. Paraffin is used as a phase change material in this study. One side of the cavity is heated while the other sides are considered to be adiabatic. The investigated angles of inclination include 0° (bottom horizontal heating), 30°, 60°, 90° (vertical heating), 120°, 150° and 180° (top horizontal heating). Shapes of the solid liquid interface and temperature variations during the melting process were discussed for all the inclination angles. The results reveal that the inclination angles have a significant impact on the melting behavior of paraffin. As the angle increases from 0° to 180°, the complete melting time increases non-linearly. View Full-Text
Keywords: phase change material; melting process; inclination angles; non-linear relationship phase change material; melting process; inclination angles; non-linear relationship
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Wang, Y.; Dai, J.; An, D. Numerical Investigations on Melting Behavior of Phase Change Material in a Rectangular Cavity at Different Inclination Angles. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1627.

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