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Publication date: 3 December 2020

Nidal H. Abu-Hamdeh, Ömer Akbal, Hakan F. Öztop, Abdullah M. Abusorrah and Mohannad M. Bayoumi

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.

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Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

The three-dimensional computational solution of governing equations was performed by using finite volume method with different temperature difference.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

The three-dimensional analysis of melting in an ellipsoidal pipe with inner pipe with higher temperature is the main originality of this work.

Details

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 31 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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