A Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage Device, Part 1: Design Methodology

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Ning Zheng, R. A. Wirtz

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557

J. Electron. Packag 126(1), 1-7 (Apr 30, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1646419 History: Received February 01, 2002; Online April 30, 2004
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General concept of TES unit
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Diagram of a plate-type TES volume
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Half-fin finite volume thermal model
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DSC measurement of latent heat of PG
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Model of effective heat capacity of PCM
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Schematic of parallel-plate conductivity apparatus
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Effective thermal conductivity and contact resistance of PG/aluminum (Sample mean temperature is from 25°C to 60°C)
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Prototype and experimental set up
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TES-volume temperature history (experimental data) at Q(0)=100 W,Q(t)=130 W
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Input and output heat flux plots
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Comparison of simulation and experimental data




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