%0 Journal Article
	%A M. Faraji and  F. Berroug 
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 87, 2014
	%T Numerical Study on Improving Indoor Thermal Comfort Using a PCM Wall
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9998058
	%V 87
	%X A one-dimensional mathematical model was developed in order to analyze and optimize the latent heat storage wall. The governing equations for energy transport were developed by using the enthalpy method and discretized with volume control scheme. The resulting algebraic equations were next solved iteratively by using TDMA algorithm. A series of numerical investigations were conducted in order to examine the effects of the thickness of the PCM layer on the thermal behavior of the proposed heating system. Results are obtained for thermal gain and temperature fluctuation. The charging discharging process was also presented and analyzed.

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