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dc.contributor.advisor Bayazitoglu, Yildiz
dc.creatorSarici, Emre
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T16:44:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-01T05:01:08Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-02-07
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.identifier.citation Sarici, Emre. "Temperature of an Externally Heated Metallic Microparticle in a Phase Change Material." (2017) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/96027.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/96027
dc.description.abstract Phase change materials (PCMs) play a significant role in the field of thermal energy storage. The strength of PCM stems from their ability to keep a large amount of energy in a small temperature difference. In this study, a spherical metallic microparticle which is embedded centrally in a spherical PCM enclosure is being heated externally to lead surrounding the PCM to melt. The particle is assumed to be heated by solar radiation while the PCM is transparent to it. The fundamental mathematical model and 3D numerical simulation of the problem are presented. Emphasis is placed on the highly elaborate simulation of the problem performed in ANSYS Fluent. The temperature profile, phase change phenomena, and the effects of interface thermal resistance are investigated comprehensively. Outcomes are discussed and compared with literature.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPhase change material
stefan problem
dc.title Temperature of an Externally Heated Metallic Microparticle in a Phase Change Material
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T16:44:30Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.embargo.terms 2018-05-01


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