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A Comparative Study of Phase Changing Characteristics of Granular Phase Change Materials Using DSC and T-History Methods

Mohamed Rady1, Eric Arquis2
Mech. Eng. Dept., High Institute of Technology, Benha University, Benha 13512, Egypt. Email:makrady@yahoo.com, rady@enscpb.fr
TREFLE UMR 8508, University of Bordeaux, ENSAM, ENSCPB, 33607 Pessac Cedex, France, Email: arquis@enscpb.fr

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2010, 6(2), 137-152. https://doi.org/10.3970/fdmp.2010.006.137

Abstract

In the present article, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and a modified T-history method have been used to study the phase changing behavior of granular composites. Further modifications and improvements of the two methods are employed to handle granular materials undergoing phase change over a temperature range. A simple procedure has been advised to obtain accurate results from the DSC measurements based on the estimation of the thermal resistance between the sample and its enclosure. The concept of enthalpy and its relationship with temperature has been employed in the T-history analysis to obtain enthalpy-temperature and apparent heat capacity curves similar to those obtained using DSC. Comparisons have been made between the results of the two methods to highlight the critical issues concerning their applications.

Keywords

Phase change, energy storage, DSC, T-history

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Rady, M., Arquis, E. (2010). A Comparative Study of Phase Changing Characteristics of Granular Phase Change Materials Using DSC and T-History Methods. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 6(2), 137–152.



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