Design optimization of the PCM storage tank for heating an Open-air swimming pool

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
Subtitle of host publication10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC2017
EditorsPing Cui, Jiying Liu, Wenke Zhang
PublisherELSEVIER
Pages842-848
Volume205
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Conference

Title10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2017
LocationShandong Enjoy Hotel
PlaceChina
CityJinan
Period19 - 22 October 2017

Abstract

A method for the design optimization of the PCM storage tank was proposed for applications in heating systems. To illustrate this method, a case study about the utilization of the PCM storage tank in the open-air swimming heating system was presented. The software of MATLAB and TRNSYS were used to establish the simulation platform of the system. The aim of the optimal design was to obtain the minimum volume of the PCM storage tank while ensuring the thermal comfort demand of the swimming pool was satisfied. The optimal values of the type of the PCM and water fraction were acquired, and therefore the minimum volume of the tank was obtained. The case study demonstrated that the method could provide a significant guideline for the optimal design of the PCM storage tank application.

Research Area(s)

  • Open-air swimming pool, optimal design, Phase change material

Citation Format(s)

Design optimization of the PCM storage tank for heating an Open-air swimming pool. / Li, Yantong; Huang, Gongsheng.

Procedia Engineering : 10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC2017. ed. / Ping Cui; Jiying Liu; Wenke Zhang. Vol. 205 ELSEVIER, 2017. p. 842-848.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)