latent heat of fusion


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latent heat of fusion

The heat required to convert 1 g of a solid to a liquid at the same temperature. For example, the process of converting 1 g of ice at 0°C to water at 0°C requires 80 cal, and, until it is completed, there will be no rise in the temperature.
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If the latent heat of fusion is high, the amount of energy needed to store is less.
F] = Latent heat of fusion, Btu/lb W = Shot weight, lb t = cycle time, sec SPH = shots/hr = 3600/t, sec Q = energy flow rate, Btu/hr TABLE 2: Heat Capacities & Process Temperatures for Common Polymers Heat Capacity, Latent Heat BTU/lb- of Fusion, [degrees]F Btu/lb Amorphous Polymers ABS 0.
During solidification, latent heat of fusion is released as the molten metal becomes solid.
0 KJ/KG-K 4 Latent heat of fusion 163 KJ/KG 5 Density 942 Kg/[m.
Phase change material storage relies on the PCM material to absorb, store, and release energy as they change state utilizing the latent heat of fusion.
This material was chosen because of its high thermal conductivity, high latent heat of fusion and single solidification temperature.