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  • Y Yuan
  • X Gao
  • Hongwei Wu
  • Z Zhang
  • X Cao
  • N Yu
  • Liangliang Sun
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-833
Number of pages17
Early online date18 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2017


The traditional cooling methods cannot meet the requirements of safety, stability, reliability and no-power at the same time under some special circumstances. In this study, a new coupled cooling method of Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage (LHTES) combined with Pre-cooling of Envelope (PE) is proposed and the numerical model of the coupled cooling method is developed. In the current study, a refuge chamber is selected as a case study. A semi-analytical method is used to analyze the cold storage performance of the Surrounding Rock (SR). Afterwards, a numerical model of the coupled cooling system, which takes the heat source, SR, Phase Change Material (PCM) and air heat transfer into consideration, is further established. The study identified that the simplified semi-analytical calculation formula with the diagram of the cold storage quantity of SR are very helpful for engineering calculation. The influence of the Fourier and Biot number on the cold storage capacity of SR can be easily analyzed. In addition, the whole-field model of the coupled cooling system is completely developed based on the PCM unit.


This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Yanping Yuan, Xiangkui Gao, Hongwei Wu, Zujin Zhang, Xiaoling Cao, Liangliang Sun, and Nanyang Yu, ‘Cooupled cooling method and application of latent heat thermal energy storage combined with pre-cooling of envelope: Method and model development’, Energy, Vol. 119, pp. 817-833, first published online 18 November 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license The version of record is available online at doi: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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