The purpose of this paper is to solve the problem of a three-dimensional computational analysis for an elliptic-shaped cavity in a pipe under constant temperature.
The three-dimensional computational solution of governing equations was performed by using finite volume method with different temperature difference.
The parafin wax was chosen as a phase change material (PCM), and melting fraction, streamlines and isotherms are formed for different time step. It is found that position B give better results than that of position A, and temperature difference effects the duration of melting of PCM.
The three-dimensional analysis of melting in an ellipsoidal pipe with inner pipe with higher temperature is the main originality of this work.
This project was funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, under grant no. (RG-27–135-38). The authors, therefore, acknowledge with thanks DSR technical and financial support.
Abu-Hamdeh, N.H., Akbal, Ö., Öztop, H.F., M. Abusorrah, A. and Bayoumi, M.M. (2021), "A three-dimensional computational analysis of ellipsoidal radiator with phase change", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 31 No. 6, pp. 2072-2087. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-07-2020-0429
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