Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/13788
Title: A comprehensive review of computational fluid dynamics simulation studies in phase change materials: applications, materials, and geometries
Authors: Soodmand, A. Mohammadian
Azimi, B.
Nejatbakhsh, S.
Pourpasha, H.
Farshchi, M. Ebrahimi
Aghdasinia, H.
Mohammadpourfard, Mousa
Heris, S. Zeinali
Keywords: Phase change materials
Thermal energy storage system (TESS)
CFD simulation
Geometry
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Thermal energy storage systems (TESS) have emerged as significant global concerns in the design and optimization of devices and processes aimed at maximizing energy utilization, minimizing energy loss, and reducing dependence on fossil fuel energy for both environmental and economic reasons. Phase change materials (PCMs) are widely recognized as promising candidates due to their high latent heat storage (LHS) capacity. This review thoroughly evaluates the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies conducted in various sections, encompassing materials, modeling, simulation, as well as the results, advantages, and disadvantages of these works. The study is organized into three distinct sections. The first section discusses the applications of PCMs in various areas, including lithium-ion batteries, solar applications, building applications, electronics, and heating and cooling systems. The second section provides a comprehensive summary of cylindrical, rectangular, spherical, arbitrary shapes, and packed-bed geometries employed in TESS. The third section investigates the different types of materials used as PCMs. Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that industrial applications of hybrid nanocomposites incorporating PCMs in different geometries pose challenges, particularly in three-dimensional (3D) settings, where instability becomes a significant concern. Hence, further research and investigation are necessary to address these challenges adequately. In conclusion, this study serves as a reference review for future research endeavors in the field of simulating various PCMs in different geometries and applications. It provides valuable insights into the current state of knowledge, highlights potential areas for improvement, and offers guidance for advancing simulation techniques related to PCMs.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-023-12438-0
https://hdl.handle.net/11147/13788
ISSN: 1388-6150
1588-2926
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