Experimental investigation of melting in vertical circular tubes Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT The present study explores experimentally the process of melting of a phase change material (PCM) in vertical circular tubes. The study is performed with a commercially available paraffin-type material with the melting point of about 28 degrees Celsius. The experiments are conducted using vertical tubes of four different diameters, filled with the PCM and immersed in a water bath. In each tube the experiments are performed at the water bath temperatures of 10, 20 and 30 C above the melting point of the paraffin. Three …

publication date

  • July 7, 2008