Carbon fibers with a high thermal conductivity were used to enhance the thermal conductivity of paraffin. Discharge characteristics of a capsule-type thermal energy storage unit using the carbon-fiber/ paraffin composite was experimentally examined. The volume fraction of the carbon fibers was changed from zero to 2 %. The experimental results demonstrate that carbon fibers essentially improve the discharge characteristics of the heat storage unit. A heat transfer model previously developed by one of the authors almost predicts the experimental results.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||kagaku kogaku ronbunshu|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)