Transient and rate-dependent performance of conventional and thermosyphon-based electric storage water heating systems
"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.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xii, 106 pages
© 2004 Justin W. McMenamy, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Electric water heaters -- Testing
Heat -- Convection
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McMenamy, Justin W., "Transient and rate-dependent performance of conventional and thermosyphon-based electric storage water heating systems" (2004). Masters Theses. 2513.
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