Thermal Stratification in Vertical Mantle Tanks

Søren Knudsen, Simon Furbo

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It is well known that it is important to have a high degree of thermal stratification in the hot water storage tank to achieve a high thermal performance of SDHW systems. This study is concentrated on thermal stratification in vertical mantle tanks. Experiments based on typical operation conditions are carried out to investigate how the thermal stratification is affected by different placements of the mantle inlet. The heat transfer between the solar collector fluid in the mantle and the domestic water in the inner tank is analysed by CFD-simulations. Furthermore, the flow pattern in the vertical mantle tank is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxx
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Publication date2001
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventAustralian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society - Australia, Newcastle
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
CityAustralia, Newcastle
Period01/01/2001 → …


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