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Applications of Phase Change Material in highly energy-efficient houses
Año:2012
Áreas de investigación
  • Construccion de viviendas
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Energy and Buildings
ISSN
0378-7788
Factor de impacto JCR
2,041
Información de impacto
Factor de Impacto 5-Años: 2.254
Volumen
50
DOI
10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.03.018
Número de revista
Desde la página
49
Hasta la página
62
Mes
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Participantes
  • Autor: Edwin Israel Rodriguez Ubiñas (UPM)
  • Autor: Letzai del Valle Ruiz Valero (UPM)
  • Autor: Sergio Vega Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco. Javier Neila Gonzalez (UPM)
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  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
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