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TitleExperimental and numerical studies of hybrid PCM embedded in plastering mortar for enhanced thermal behaviour of buildings
Author(s)Kheradmand, Mohammad
Azenha, Miguel
Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de
Gomes, J. P. Castro
Energy Efficiency
Hybrid PCM
Plastering mortar
Issue dateJan-2016
CitationKheradmand, M., Azenha, M., de Aguiar, J. L. B., & Castro-Gomes, J. (2016). Experimental and numerical studies of hybrid PCM embedded in plastering mortar for enhanced thermal behaviour of buildings. Energy, 94, 250-261. doi: 10.1016/
Abstract(s)This paper proposes a methodology for improvement of energy efficiency in buildings through the innovative simultaneous incorporation of three distinct phase change materials (here termed as hybrid PCM) in plastering mortars for façade walls. The thermal performance of a hybrid PCM mortar was experimentally evaluated by comparing the behaviour of a prototype test cell (including hybrid PCM plastering mortar) subjected to realistic daily temperature profiles, with the behaviour of a similar prototype test cell, in which no PCM was added. A numerical simulation model was employed (using ANSYS-FLUENT) to validate the capacity of simulating temperature evolution within the prototype containing hybrid PCM, as well as to understand the contribution of hybrid PCM to energy efficiency. Incorporation of hybrid PCM into plastering mortars was found to have the potential to significantly reduce heating/cooling temperature demands for maintaining the interior temperature within comfort levels when compared to normal mortars (without PCM), or even mortars comprising a single type of PCM.
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