Modelling of a thermal storage refrigerator
Marques, C., Davies, G., Evans, J., Maidment, G. and Wood I. (2011). Modelling of a thermal storage refrigerator. The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Prague, Czech Republic 01 - 01 Aug 2011 International Institute of Refrigeration.
|Authors||Marques, C., Davies, G., Evans, J., Maidment, G. and Wood I.|
The paper investigates the effect of adding a phase change material in thermal contact with the evaporator in a natural convection domestic refrigerator. The enthalpy method has been applied to investigate the heat release and storage rate of encapsulated ice. The effect of three parameters was investigated by the numerical method: PCM thickness, ambient temperature and evaporating temperature. The results showed that the melting and freezing time increased proportionally with PCM thickness. The refrigerator autonomy was reduced by 48% when the ambient temperature was increased from 20°C to 43°C and the freezing time increased by 27% when the evaporating temperature was reduced from -10°C to -15°C.
|Keywords||Domestic refrigerator; Phase Change Material; Numerical method; CFD; Simulation|
|Publisher||International Institute of Refrigeration|
|Accepted author manuscript|
File Access Level
|21 Aug 2011|
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|Deposited||04 Aug 2021|
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