Environmental Control Packages Using Below Ambient Temperature Thermal Storage.
Final rept. 19 Aug 85-28 Feb 86 on phase 1,
THERMACORE INC LANCASTER PA
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Military vehicles are required to operate in high temperature and high humidity environments. Heat stress becomes a serious problem for the crew members aboard these vehicles. Thermal Energy Storage TES units particularly those employing a Phase Change Material PCM can be used for cooling crew members operating in oppressive environments. This program assessed the role of heat pipes in overcoming the heat transfer problems inherent to PCM type TES units. In so doing, a family of TES units which use heat pipe heat exchangers were designed. The main conclusions drawn from Phase I effort are that 1 heat pipes can be used to overcome the interface problems associated with TES unit designs and 2 TES units employing heat pipe heat exchangers are capable of providing sufficient cooling for crew members aboard military vehicles operating in oppressive environments. Keywords Thermal energy storage unit Latent heat of fusion Heat exchangers.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Surface Transportation and Equipment