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Articles by Xiaoxi Yang
Total Records ( 2 ) for Xiaoxi Yang
  Minlin Yang , Xiaoxi Yang , Xiaoping Yang and Jing Ding
  This paper investigates the interaction between the heat transfer performance and the thermal efficiency of a molten salt receiver used in the solar power tower plant. A test-bed is built, and a series of experiments of heat transfer enhancement for two types of molten salt receiver tubes, including smooth and spiral tubes, have been carried out under the high temperature and the high heat flux conditions. The experimental results show that the Nusselt numbers of spiral tube with heat transfer enhancement are in the range of 400-1200, which is about 3 times than that of the smooth one on average. The wall temperature of the spiral tube is decreased by about 30 °C comparing with that of the smooth tube under the identical heat transfer conditions. The results of the experiment show that, by using the spiral tube as the heat transfer tube, the heat transfer performance of the molten salt receiver is obviously improved, and the radiation and convection losses are significantly reduced. The results will be helpful for the design of the molten salt receiver.
  Qiang Peng , Jing Ding , Xiaolan Wei , Jianping Yang and Xiaoxi Yang
  This paper was focused on thermal stability of molten salts and their thermo-physical properties at high temperature. In this experiment, multi-component molten salts composed of potassium nitrate, sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate with 5% additive A of the chlorides were prepared by statical mixing method. The experiments found molten salt with 5% additive A had higher thermal stability and its best operating temperature would be increased to 550 °C from 500 °C when comparing to ternary nitrate salt. Meanwhile, thermal stability and thermal cycling analysis showed molten salts with 5% additive A had lower freezing point and loss of nitrite content and deterioration time of molten salts were reduced at the same time. DSC tests also indicated loss of latent heat in molten salts with 5% additive A was decreased. Besides, thermo-physical properties measured showed molten salt with 5% additive A had a heat capacity of 2.32 kJ/kg °C, lower than 4.19 kJ/kg °C for water between 0 °C and 100 °C and a low viscosity range from 3.0 to 1.4 cp between 150 °C and 500 °C, analogous with 1.8–0.3 cp for water between 0 °C and 100 °C. Other thermo-physical properties, such as thermal conductivity, density and linear thermal expansion, were also determined here.
 
 
 
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