Application of Phase Change Materials to Domestic Refrigerators
Marques, C., Davies, G., Maidment, G., Evans, J. and Wood I. (2010). Application of Phase Change Materials to Domestic Refrigerators. 9th IIR Conference on Phase Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. Sofia, Bulgaria 29 Sep 210 - 01 Oct 2010 International Institute of Refrigeration.
|Authors||Marques, C., Davies, G., Maidment, G., Evans, J. and Wood I.|
The paper investigates the performance improvement provided by a phase change material associated with the evaporator in a domestic refrigerator. The heat release and storage rate of encapsulated ice, used as the thermal energy storage material, has been investigated numerically. The mathematical model for phase change is based on the enthalpy method and the governing equations were discretized on a fixed grid using the finite difference method.
|Keywords||Phase Change Materials, Domestic refrigerators|
|Publisher||International Institute of Refrigeration|
|Accepted author manuscript|
File Access Level
|29 Sep 2010|
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|Deposited||04 Aug 2021|
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