Detailed Numerical Modeling of a Hybrid PCM-Air Heat Sink Conference Paper uri icon


  • ABSTRACT The ability of phase-change materials (PCMs) to absorb large amounts of heat without significant rise of their temperature during the melting process may be utilized in thermal energy storage and passive thermal management. This paper deals with numerical modeling of a hybrid PCM-air heat sink, in which heat may be either absorbed by the PCM stored in compartments with conducting walls, or dissipated to the air using fins, or both. Under the assumptions of perfect insulation (except for the air fins), identity and symmetry …

publication date

  • July 14, 2013