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dc.contributor.authorTian, Yuan
dc.contributor.authorZhao, C.Y.
dc.identifier.citationTian , Y & Zhao , C Y 2011 , ' Natural Convection Investigations in Porous Phase Change Materials ' , Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters , vol. 3 , no. 6 , pp. 769-772 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1997857
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 160864a6-19a3-4e71-8e7f-844cec4db9b4
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84857254621
dc.description.abstractMetal foams with high thermal conductivities are generally considered to have high potential to enhance the heat transfer performance for Phase Change Materials (PCMs). In this parametrical study, the effects of metal foams on heat transfer in PCMs are examined, and the investigation is conducted in the aspects of both heat conduction and natural convection. The findings of this paper are that metal foams significantly improve heat conduction in solid region, whilst suppress natural convection in liquid region. Buoyancy-driven velocities are too weak to produce dominant convection, which is due to high viscosity and low thermal expansion ratio of the PCM, as well as the large flow resistance of metal foams.en
dc.relation.ispartofNanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters
dc.subjectHeat Transfer Enhancement
dc.subjectPhase Chage Materials (PCMs)
dc.subjectMetal Foams
dc.subjectTwo-equation Model
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering
dc.subjectMaterials Science(all)
dc.titleNatural Convection Investigations in Porous Phase Change Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering and Technology
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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