Computational analysis on performance of thermal energy storage (TES) diffuser

Mohd Azrul Hisham, Mohd Adib and A. R., Ismail and F., Adnan and K., Kadirgama and H. A., Salaam and Zulkifli, Ahmad@Manap and Nasrul Hadi, Johari and Zulfika, Anuar and N. S. N., Azmi (2012) Computational analysis on performance of thermal energy storage (TES) diffuser. In: 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research, ICMER 2011, 5-7 Disember 2011 , Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. pp. 1-6., 36 (012015). ISSN 1757-899X

Computational analysis on performance of thermal energy storage (TES) diffuser.pdf

Download (771kB) | Preview


Application of thermal energy storage (TES) system reduces cost and energy consumption. The performance of the overall operation is affected by diffuser design. In this study, computational analysis is used to determine the thermocline thickness. Three dimensional simulations with different tank height-to-diameter ratio (HD), diffuser opening and the effect of difference number of diffuser holes are investigated. Medium HD tanks simulations with double ring octagonal diffuser show good thermocline behavior and clear distinction between warm and cold water. The result show, the best performance of thermocline thickness during 50% time charging occur in medium tank with height-to-diameter ratio of 4.0 and double ring octagonal diffuser with 48 holes (9mm opening ~ 60%) acceptable compared to diffuser with 6mm ~ 40% and 12mm ~ 80% opening. The conclusion is computational analysis method are very useful in the study on performance of thermal energy storage (TES).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cold waters; Computational analysis; Double ring; Height-to-diameter ratio
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 04:16
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 04:16
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item