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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Modeling, From the Energy Viewpoint, a Free-Form, High Energy Performance, Transparent Envelope
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
This article examines a new lightweight, slim, high energy efficient, light-transmitting, self-supporting envelope system, providing for seamless, free-form de-signs for use in architectural projects. The system exploits vacuum insulation panel technology. The research was based on envelope components already existing on the market and patents and prototypes built by independent laboratories, especially com-ponents implemented with silica gel insulation, as this is the most effective transparent thermal insulation there is today. The tests run on these materials revealed that there is not one that has all the features required of the new envelope model, although some do have properties that could be exploited to generate this envelope, namely, the vac-uum chamber of vacuum insulation panels, the use of monolithic aerogel as insulation in some prototypes, and reinforced polyester barriers. These three design components have been combined and tested to design a new, variable geometry, energy-saving en-velope system that also solves many of the problems that other Studies ascribe to the use of vacuum insulation panels.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Sustainability in Energy and Buildings
ISBN
2190-3018
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
22
Journal number
From page
229
To page
237
Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Luis Alberto Alonso Pastor (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Alonso Amo (UPM)
  • Autor: César Bedoya (UPM)
  • Autor: Benito Lauret (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Tecnología Informática y de las Comunicaciones: CETTICO
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
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