14:00 Thermal Performance of Phase Change Materials for the Building Skin

Chair: Craig Farnham, Osaka City University

Ventilation units with PCM for double-skin BIPV façades
  • Air exchange in the office room with a double-skin BIPV façade
  • Temperature stabilization of fresh air from the façade cavity by PCM in ventilation units
  • Performance evaluation of using integrated ventilation units with PCM

Jakub Curpek, Faculty of Civil Engineering STU in Bratislava, Slovakia

PCM melting temperature optimization for passive cooling and heating
  • Single-objective optimization method
  • Savings in heating and cooling

Alvaro de Gracia, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Thermal properties of a four-pane window filled with PCM
  • Novel four-pane PCM window system
  • Measurement of the window panel in the climatic chamber

Martin Zalesak, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic

PCM-enhanced mortar for thermally activated building components
  • Thermal Energy Storage systems
  • Overall characterization of the materials
  • PCM-added mortars for thermally activated prefabricated façade elements

Lorenzo Olivieri, Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, Spain

Thermal performance of multifunctional façade contained PCM
  • Potential thermal regulation of indoor temperature using PCM
  • Evaluation of thermal transmittance using thermal flux meter method
  • Performance assessment tool

Romeu Vicente, Dep. of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Microcapsulated PCM and geopolymer concrete
  • Thermal energy storage capacity of geopolymer concrete
  • Effect of microencapsulated PCM on properties of geopolymer concrete

Vinh Duy Cao, Østfold University College, Norway

Implementing hysteresis and subcooling in simulation of PCM panels
  • PCM temperature-enthalpy profiles for melting and freezing differ
  • User-defined functions for hysteresis and subcooling in simulation
  • Subcooling temperature effects small, but timing may affect daily cycle

Craig Farnham, Osaka City University, Japan

Brief Presentations

Lightweight building envelopes with PCM

Ricardo Almeida, CI&DETS - Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal

Numerical investigation of a ventilated façade with PCM for heating purposes

Josep Ramon Castro, University of Lleida, Spain

15:30 Coffee Break