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dc.contributor.authorGalione Klot, Pedro Andrés
dc.contributor.authorPérez Segarra, Carlos David
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Pérez, Ivette María
dc.contributor.authorTorras Ortiz, Santiago
dc.contributor.authorRigola Serrano, Joaquim
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Màquines i Motors Tèrmics
dc.identifier.citationGalione, P.A., Perez, C., Rodriguez, I., Torras, S., Rigola, J. Numerical evaluation of multi-layered solid-PCM thermocline-like tanks as thermal energy storage systems for CSP applications. "Energy procedia", Maig 2015, núm. 69, p. 832-841.
dc.description.abstractThe two-tank system is the technology used for thermal energy storage (TES) in current concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Thermocline storage concept has been considered for more than a decade as a possible solution to reduce the high cost of the storage system in these plants. In previous works, multi-layered solid-PCM (MLSPCM) thermocline-like storage tank configurations has been introduced and studied, giving promising results for their use as thermal energy storage systems for CSP. In this work, further analysis is performed in the use of this new concept of TES, by considering variable inlet conditions, and simulating the tank shell and the foundation. The numerical simulations are based on a modular object-oriented methodology. Energetic and exergetic results are presented and compared against a reference 2-tank case and against different thermocline configurations with either solid or phase change filler materials. Again, promising results are obtained for the tested MLSPCM concept.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Energia solar tèrmica
dc.subject.lcshEnergy storage
dc.subject.lcshSolar power plants
dc.subject.lcshSolar thermal energy
dc.subject.otherthermal energy storage (TES)
dc.subject.otherconcentrating solar power (CSP)
dc.subject.othermulti-layered solid-PCM (MLSPCM)
dc.subject.otherphase change materials (PCM)
dc.titleNumerical evaluation of multi-layered solid-PCM thermocline-like tanks as thermal energy storage systems for CSP applications
dc.subject.lemacCentrals solars
dc.subject.lemacEnergia tèrmica solar
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CTTC - Centre Tecnològic de la Transferència de Calor
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGalione, P.A.; Perez, C.; Rodriguez, I.; Torras, S.; Rigola, J.
local.citation.publicationNameEnergy procedia

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