Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Aaron P. Wemhoff, Amy S. Fleischer, Rebecca Weigand, Ronald Warzoha, William E. O'Connor
Keywords: density, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, Heat Capacity, Latent Heat of Fusion, Melt Temperature, pcms, phase change materials, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Constants Analyzer, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: In this work, the authors tested five organic phase change materials for thermophysical properties (density, heat capacity, and thermal conductivity) in order to determine the best path to prediction (BPP) for the thermal diffusivity of organic PCMs in the liquid phase. Separate BPPs were determined for alkanes and unsaturated acids. The identified BPPs were then tested on a variety of materials and the estimated thermal diffusivity was within 15% for all materials tested.
Reference: Applied Energy 132 (2014) 496-506