Masters Theses

Title

Transient and rate-dependent performance of conventional and thermosyphon-based electric storage water heating systems

Alternative Title

Transient and rate dependent performance of conventional and thermosyphon based electric storage water heating systems
Transient and rate-depencent performance of conventional electric storage water heating systems
Measured performance of a thermosyphon-based electric water heating system
Transient behavior of a free convection loop communication with a finite reservoir

Abstract

"Electric resistance has long been the most common configuration of residential thermal storage devices. Due to larage quantities of internal mixing which occur during the transient cycling of conventional configurations, the operation of thermal storage systems has historically been viewed as a one-dimensional, steady-state problem. This thesis first presents an investigation of a conventional electric resistance water heating configuration...A second study investigates the performance of a thermosyphon-based electric resistance configuration, particularly the increased performance realized in the absence of large-scale convective flows in the storage component and baffling of the inlet flow. The final study investigates both the development and balance of the convective flow loop established within the thermosyphon-based configuration for both the closed loop charging process and the open loop discharging process.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Pagination

xii, 106 leaves

Rights

© 2004 Justin W. McMenamy, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electric water heaters -- Testing
Heat -- Convection

Thesis Number

T 8501

Print OCLC #

56572478

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5129044~S5

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