Discharge characteristics of capsule-type thermal energy storage unit using carbon-fiber/paraffin composite

Jun Fukai, Akira Oishi, Hiromi Omori, Makoto Kanou, Yoshikazu Kodama, Osamu Miyatake

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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