Day 2, Session Block F

08:30 PCM Composite Materials for the Building Skin

Chair: Zhenjun Ma, University of Wollongong, Australia

Composite building material with hydraulic-binder incorporating PCM
  • PCM with solid-solid transition
  • Analysis of the composite properties
  • Characterization of the composite

Thibault Harlé, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Neuville-sur-Oise, France

Development of thermo-regulating bricks based on shape-stabilized PCM
  • Development of a new shape-stabilized material by sol-gel method
  • Thermal characterization of the obtained building materials
  • Incorporation of PCMs into porous bricks by immersion and vacuum impregnation techniques

Ángel Serrano Casero, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain

Small greenhouse cells and PCM for building skins
  • Combined application of greenhouse cells and PCM in building skins
  • Experimental set-up and numerical study of the proposed building skin
  • Strategies and potential performance of the system

Gert Guldentops, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

PCM-enhanced ceiling ventilation system with integrated PV thermal collector
  • Hooke-Jeeves and particle swarm optimization
  • Identifying the optimal values for major design variables

Mohammed Imroz Sohel, University of Wollongong, Australia

Selection of building materials with Solene-microclimat
  • Building façade materials for surface temperature control
  • Environmental behavior of new construction materials
  • Simulation of the thermal behavior of the building envelope

Bisam Al-Hafiz, École Nationale Supérieure d‘Architecture de Nantes, France

Cooling ceilings with PCM in the Energy Efficiency Center
  • Cooling ceilings with enhanced thermal energy storage properties
  • Monitoring data from real-life installations
  • Peak-load shifting and reduction of cooling loads

Constantin Römer, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Würzburg, Germany

10:00 Coffee break