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Research Publications in journals:
Applications of Phase Change Material in highly energy-efficient houses
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Housing construction
Information
Abstract
Thermal mass combined with other passive strategies can play an important role in buildings energy efficiency by minimizing the need of space-conditioning mechanical systems. However, for contemporary construction, the use of lightweight materials with low thermal storage capacity is becoming increasingly common. Phase Change Materials (PCM) can add thermal mass benefits to lightweight constructions. There are many studies about the use of PCM in buildings, but there are still some difficulties for effective use and practical application of these materials. The study of applications used in real buildings can help us find solutions to these difficulties. This paper analysed different PCM applications presented in highly efficient houses that have participated in the Solar Decathlon, an international competition organized by U.S. Department of Energy. These houses have been tested and monitored in Washington DC, place with suitable climate conditions for short term thermal storage systems in situ recreation. The study started with a classification of the PCM applications and included an analysis of the systems, materials, switching temperatures, contaiments and design strategies used to improve the houses energy performance. Results of researches of these systems and discussion about the developing trends of the applications presented in the different competitions are studied.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Energy and Buildings
ISBN
0378-7788
Impact factor JCR
2,041
Impact info
Factor de Impacto 5-Años: 2.254
Volume
50
10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.03.018
Journal number
From page
49
To page
62
Month
JULIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Edwin Israel Rodriguez Ubiñas (UPM)
  • Autor: Letzai del Valle Ruiz Valero (UPM)
  • Autor: Sergio Vega Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco. Javier Neila Gonzalez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Arquitectura Bioclimática en un entorno sostenible-ABIO
  • Grupo de Investigación: Técnicas Innovadoras y Sostenibles en la Edificación
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
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