WIT Press


A Two-dimensional Model For Liquid Storage Tanks

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT960451

Volume

12

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

874 kb

Author(s)

K.A.R. Ismail, J.F.B. Leal & M.A. Zanardi

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a comparative study on thermally stratified tanks for hot storage. The two-dimensional model is based upon the conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy. The numerical solution was realized using the control volume technique due to Patankar. A simplification was done on the two-dimensional model to represent the pure conduction case. The results were compared together with available numerical and experimental results as well as with one-dimensional analytical model. Key Words: Stratification; stratified tanks; stratification model; sensible heat storage. 1 Introduction The liquid sensible heat storage systems are used in many engineering applications such as solar based applications, cold water stora

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