A finite element modelling of thermal conductivity fabrics embedded with phase change material

Ding, Y, Gear, J and Tran, K 2008, 'A finite element modelling of thermal conductivity fabrics embedded with phase change material', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 49, pp. 439-456.


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Title A finite element modelling of thermal conductivity fabrics embedded with phase change material
Author(s) Ding, Y
Gear, J
Tran, K
Year 2008
Journal name ANZIAM Journal
Volume number 49
Start page 439
End page 456
Total pages 17
Publisher Australian Mathematical Society
Abstract The thermal capacitance of a fabric is increased when the fabric is embeded with a phase change materal (PCM). This is due to utilizing the latent heat release or absorption of the PCM during the phase change process. This article presents a modified finite element method algorithm based on the Galerkin weak formulation with quadratic shape functions. The modification correctly models the phase change process. A diver's dry suit made from four types of garments, 1-layer Thinsulate, 1-layer PCM, and 2-layer and 4-layer Thinsulate-PCM composites, are investigated using the modified finite element method. Temperature profiles and heat fluxes are compared with and are shown to be superior to results obtained using a finite difference procedure.
Subject Numerical Analysis
Copyright notice © 2008 Austral. Mathematical Society
ISSN 1446-8735
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