Simulation of nanoparticles application for expediting melting of PCM inside a finned enclosure
We presented a comprehensive method for modeling acceleration of melting by using extended surface and nanoparticles. On the base of the paraffin, copper oxide nanoparticles was distributed. Geometric configurations were categorized in three cases. Liquid fraction and isotherms as well as streamline were analyzed for all cases. We concluded that energy storage changes during this transient phenomenon. It has maximum point in its profile. Minimum time for melting is reported for case 3 in which longer fins have been used.