Influence of adding nanoparticles on solidification in a heat storage system considering radiation effect

Zhixiong Li, M. Sheikholeslami, Ahmad Shafee, M. Ramzan, R. Kandasamy, Qasem M. Al-Mdallal

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Abstract

In this attempt, nanoparticle enhanced PCM is employed to enhance solidification rate. To augment low thermal conductivity of H2O, CuO nanoparticles were dispersed in it. Also Brownian motion impact was involved in properties of NEPCM. Graphs are obtained via FEM and displayed the impacts of radiation, length of fin and nanoparticles’ size. Outputs display that selecting dp = 40 nm leads to the fastest discharging. Discharging time reduces with increase of thermal radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-605
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Volume273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

Keywords

  • FEM
  • Mesh refinement
  • Nanoparticle
  • Solidification
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Thermal radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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