EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 213, 2019EFM18 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2018
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||28 June 2019|
Melting n-eicosane in scaled-up model of capsule for use in hot climate thermal-comfort garments
Institute of Thermomechanics v.v.i., Czech Academy of Science, Dolejškova 5, 182 00 Praha-Kobylisy, Czech Republic
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Published online: 28 June 2019
Recent ideas in development of garments for thermal comfort in desert climates concentrate on textile containing small capsules filled with material melting to store latent heat at roughly human body temperature. This cools the garment wearer during the hot day and later keeps him warm in the cold desert night. This article investigates the melting process in a single scaled up model of spherical capsule filled with n-eicosane – a material melting at Tm = 35.7 ˚C. In the experiment, the capsule model was heated starting from the initial temperature 30˚C by warm water at 50.4 ˚C. The large scale of the model made possible study of details of the melting process.
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