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Flow and heat transfer performance of plate phase change energy storage heat exchanger

ABSTRACT
In the present work, the phase change energy storage heat exchanger in thermal control system of short-time and periodic working satellite payloads is taken as the research object. Under the condition of constant heated power of the satellite payload, the heat transfer characteristics of phase change energy storage heat exchanger are analyzed by numerical simulation and experimental method. The heat exchanger with fin arrays to enhance heat transfer is filled with tetradecane, whose density varies with temperature. The flow field distribution, the solid-liquid distribution, the temperature distribution, and the phase change process in the plate phase change energy storage heat exchanger unit are analyzed. The flow and heat transfer characteristics of heat exchangers under different fluid flow rates and temperature were investigated.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2017-08-21
PAPER REVISED: 2017-11-07
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-12-26
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2018-03-04
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170821072Z
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