Effect of tank design on COP: Highly Efficient and Simplified Thermodynamic Cycle with Isolated Heating and Cooling - Cost Optimized (ISECOP)

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This investigation was done as part of the ISECOP project (Energiforskning grand number: 64017-05102), where a heat pump was used for heating and cooling two storage tanks simultaneously, as it is presented in Figure 1. The part of the system investigated using Computational fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the one marked with a red square in Figure 1. In order to make the modelling easier, the hot and the cold side of the heat pump were individually simulated, following the same methodology presented below. The objective of this project was to examine the effect of the tank design on the COP of the tank-heat pump system during charge and discharge. Parameters such as the tank geometry, flow rate, diffuser plate geometry and tank material were investigated using CFD, in order to determine the effect of these parameters on the final performance of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)87-7877-531-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesB Y G D T U. Rapport

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