College

College of Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Date

6-2018

Advisor(s)

Eileen Rossman

Abstract/Summary

Phase change materials (PCM) have many applications in transient cooling systems, including those with high transient heat loads and low duty cycles. These materials allow a system to remain within a narrow temperature range with a relatively low weight compared to conventional heat sinks or high-power cooling systems. This senior capstone project includes the design of a PCM based thermal energy storage system to integrate into an existing cooling loop, as well as a determination of viable PCM’s for the application. This report contains the necessary information to build the test apparatus.

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