Development of novel techniques for the simulation of solid-liquid phase change problems

01 October 2022 → 30 September 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computer aided engineering, simulation and design
    • Numerical modelling and design
    • Energy storage
    • Heat transfer
    • Thermodynamic processes
Computational fluid dynamics solid-liquid phase change porous materials
Project description

Thermal Energy Storage is key for the development of a sustainable energy system in the EU. Current solid-liquid phase change models lack accuracy with a sinking or floating solid phase. This project aims at developing new CFD based modelling techniques for close contact melting in phase change materials. The technique will be used to investigate melting in porous structures.