Two figures of merit for hybrid Thermal Energy Storage (TES) units are developed: the volumetric figure of merit, and the temperature control figure of merit, A dimensional analysis shows that these quantities are related to the performance specification of the storage unit and its physical design. A previously benchmarked semi-empirical finite volume model is used to study the characteristics of various plate-type TES-unit designs. A parametric study is used to create a database of optimal designs, which is then used to form simple correlations of and in terms of design requirements and attributes. A preliminary design procedure utilizing these figures of merit is suggested. Sample calculations show that these correlations can be used to quickly determine the design attributes of a plate-type TES-unit, given design requirements.
A Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage Device, Part 2: Thermal Performance Figures of Merit
Contributed by the Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC PACKAGING. Manuscript received February 2002. Associate Editor: A. Y-H. Hung.
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Zheng , N., and Wirtz , R. A. (April 30, 2004). "A Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage Device, Part 2: Thermal Performance Figures of Merit ." ASME. J. Electron. Packag. March 2004; 126(1): 8–13. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1646420
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