Numerical Simulation of Thermal Energy Storage System Inside a Spherical Capsule Under Periodic Boundary Conditions

Asker M., Genceli H., Ezan M. A.

ENERGY STORAGE, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-10, 2022 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/est2.425
  • Journal Name: ENERGY STORAGE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, inward solidification process of a spherical capsule subjected to a periodic boundary condition is numerically studied. The temperature transforming technique is utilized to solve the 1D phase change model and an in-house model developed in C++. The interface position and the transient temperature profiles are evaluated with respect to the different oscillation amplitudes and oscillation frequencies of the periodically oscillating surface temperature. The results demonstrate that in the situation where the amplitude is 30, the elapsed time for total solidification is dropped by 23.7% compared to the case without oscillation. It is also found that there is a 21.8% reduction in the time for total solidification when the frequency is changed from ω=π/64 to ω=0.