Porous medium model of a storage tank with an immersed heat exchanger

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Abstract

A novel approach to model the transient fluid/thermal discharge of a solar storage tanks with an immersed heat exchanger is presented. The model treats the natural convection heat exchanger as a porous medium within the storage fluid. Thus, it is capable of simulating practical heat exchangers comprising many tubes. In the present study, the model is applied to a rectangular storage tank with a 240-tube heat exchanger. Transient temperature distributions and flow streamlines demonstrate the complexity of the flow field and the extent of mixing during discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006
Subtitle of host publication35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Pages118-123
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2006: 35th ASES Annual Conf., 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conf., 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conf., ASME Solar Energy Division Int. Solar Energy Conference
Volume1

Other

OtherSolar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery, Including 35th ASES Annual Conference, 31st ASES National Passive Solar Conference, 1st ASES Policy and Marketing Conference and ASME Solar Energy Division International Solar Energy Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/9/067/13/06

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