تجزیه و تحلیل عملکرد حرارتی یک گیرنده حرارتی با استفاده از مواد تغییر فاز چندگانه
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|27772||2003||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 23, Issue 18, December 2003, Pages 2353–2361
To solve the problems associated with employing the single melt point phase change material in a heat receiver for the NASA 2 kW solar dynamic power system, this paper presents a practically easy to carry-out PCM receiver model composed of three different phase change temperature materials together with the corresponding physical model. A numerical solution is also given by which the maximal temperature for heat transfer, working fluid exit temperature, and liquid PCM fraction of the total heat transfer tube in whole are calculated. Furthermore, the results are compared with those obtained from the single PCM heat receiver. The results show that it is possible to improve the receiver performance and to reduce both the fluctuation of working fluid temperature and the weight of the heat receiver. All results of the calculation can be used to guide the heat receiver design.
The Solar Dynamic Power Module, based on a closed Brayton cycle (CBC) system, consists of three basic equipment components: the heat source, the heat engine, and the heat sink. The heat source includes the concentrator and the receiver. Sunlight is captured by the concentrator and focused into the solar receiver. The receiver have two functions: (1) it works as heat exchanger that transfers the coming solar heat to the cycle gas, and (2) it stores solar energy as a thermal energy storage (TES) device during the daylight portion of the orbit for later use during the eclipse period  and . The NASA 2 kW receiver comprises of a cylindrical receiver cavity, the walls of which are lined with a series of Haynes 188 tubes running the length of the cavity. The receiver incorporates integral thermal storage using a eutectic mixture of lithium fluoride and calcium difluoride as the thermal storage solid-to-liquid phase change material (PCM)  (shown in Fig. 1). Full-size image (10 K) Fig. 1. Heat receiver. Figure options Because of the asymmetry canisters, circumferential surface flux, and the different temperature at the side wall, research has found that PCM in inlet canisters could not be melted, and the fraction of liquid PCM in the receiver tube was low. Thus the efficiency of PCM decreased, which consequently caused the increase of ineffective system mass, therefore a lower gas exit temperature and a larger gas exit temperature fluctuation could be caused, and the system could not work normally. Thermal storage systems using multiple PCMs have attracted increasing attention in recent years because of their potential for superior thermal performance. Farid and Kanzawa  proposed a thermal energy storage system using multiple families of PCMs which were contained in a number of cylindrical capsules with air flowing across them. Gong and Mujumdar ,  and  carried out a thermodynamic analysis for energy storage using multiple PCMs. They extended their analysis from only a change process to a combined charge–discharge process and found the increase of the overall exergy efficiency can be doubled and even tripled by use of multiple PCMs. In this paper, we present a practically easy to carry-out PCM receiver model composed of three different phase change temperature materials together with a corresponding physical model. It is indicated by the simulation results that the heat receiver with multiple PCMs could improve the thermal characters of heat receiver very obviously, including decrease of the fluctuation of gas exit temperature, decrease of the maximal canister surface temperature, and improvement of the PCM latent heat utilization rate. At the same time, the volume and mass of the heat receiver could be decreased, which is very important in space. Assume the thermal storage system of the receiver tube consists of 3-PCMs, each PCM has the same length and made up of eight containment canisters. The first PCM has a melting point of 990 K, the middle PCM has a melting point of 1040 K, the last PCM has a melting point of 1052 K, the thermophysical properties and the other parameters used in the computations assumed to be the same as those of the middle PCM except for the melting points. From , we can see the NaF–60KF has a melting point of 994 K and KF–15CaF2 has a melting point of 1055 K, is very close to the first and the last PCM.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
A new solar receiver thermal storage module design consisting of 3-PCMs is proposed. Computations are carried out for both a single-PCM and a three-PCM store. Maximal temperature for heat transfer, working fluid exit temperature, and liquid PCM fraction of the total heat transfer tube in whole are calculated and compared with those obtained from the single PCM heat receiver. It is found that, using multiple PCMs compared with a single PCM, it not only can enhance the energy rate, but also can decrease the fluctuation of the gas exit temperature greatly. The results show that it is possible to increase the receiver performance and reduce the weight of heat receiver.