EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 67, 2014EFM13 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2013
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||25 March 2014|
Experimental study of influence of inlet geometry on thermal stratification in thermal energy storage during charging process
Technical University of Liberec, Department of Power Engineering Equipment, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 25 March 2014
Various analyses of charging processes of real single-medium thermal energy storage were applied in this work. Two different inlet geometries of direct intakes into thermal energy storage were investigated for the process of charging in Richardson numbers 0.4 and 15. Temperature distributions for both cases are shown and compared in selected time steps. Several simple methods for assessment of an ability to maintain and support thermal stratification during charging processes were compared with exergy analysis.
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