Optimization of a composite latent heat storage (CLHS) with non-uniform heat fluxes using a genetic algorithm

Henrik Veelken & Gerhard Schmitz
The scope of this work is to show optimization potential for regularly structured composite latent heat storage (CLHS) devices with non-uniform heat loads by varying the distribution of fins on the contact surface to an electronic component. The modeling of the CLHS is carried out in 2D using Matlab in combination with Comsol and the effective heat capacity method for the melting process. The link between Matlab and Comsol is carried out with the Comsol–Matlab...