Thermal performance analysis of PCM in refrigerated container envelopes in the Italian context – Numerical modeling and validation

Thermal performance analysis of PCM in refrigerated container envelopes in the Italian context... •A refrigerated container with PCMs was evaluated in the Italian climatic context.•The numerical results were validated by an experimental campaign.•A 4.23% of mean bias was achieved comparing the numerical and experimental results.•PCMs application leads to a reduction in peak heat load of 20%.•An energy rate reduction of 4.65% was obtained in the PCMs added container. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Thermal performance analysis of PCM in refrigerated container envelopes in the Italian context – Numerical modeling and validation

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.050
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Abstract

•A refrigerated container with PCMs was evaluated in the Italian climatic context.•The numerical results were validated by an experimental campaign.•A 4.23% of mean bias was achieved comparing the numerical and experimental results.•PCMs application leads to a reduction in peak heat load of 20%.•An energy rate reduction of 4.65% was obtained in the PCMs added container.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Jun 5, 2016

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