Discharge Characteristics of Capsule-Type Thermal Energy Storage Unit Using Carbon-Fiber/Paraffin Composite

Jun Fukai, Akira Olshi, 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
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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