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Al-Si alloy for thermal storage applications-a review

Ogunrinola, I. E. and Ndubuisi, A. O. and Babalola, P.O. and Akinyemi, M. L. and Aizebeokhai, A. P. and Inegbenebor, A.O. (2019) Al-Si alloy for thermal storage applications-a review. In: International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, 2019, Online.

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In regions that experience abundant sunshine, solar radiation emanating from the sun constantly generates significant thermal energy which has been an established potential source of harvestable clean energy. But an enormous amount of this form of renewable energy reaching the earth’s crust gets re-emitted back into the space at sunset period without being harnessed. There is a special need for researches to further develop thermal storage alternatives with high thermal capacity, good thermal transfer rate, portable, cost effective and durable. From literature, aluminum and silicon alloys have proved to be one of the most efficient thermal storage materials for medium to high temperature storage applications. It has been shown that different combinations of these gives different results depending on the application the alloy is to be used for. This paper reviews the application of Al-Si alloys for thermal storage with superior properties to Al-Cu, Al-Mg, Al-Cu-Zn, Al-Si-Mg and Al-Si-Cu alloys. The making of Al-Si for thermal storage through liquid and solid metallurgical processes were also highlighted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Si alloy, thermal storage, sensible heat, thermal conductivity, casting
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 11:58
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 11:58

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