Strategy for visualisation of the activity of phase change materials by transient plane source technique
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Through a combination of theoretical and experimental research, this paper aims at evaluating the suitability of a transient plane heat source (TPS) method for the visualisation of the activity of phase change materials (PCMs). The TPS method provides measurements of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of a material in a transient course. It has previously been tested on various building materials but not on PCMs. In this study TPS was tested in a laboratory environment on two inorganic PCMs (salt-hydrates), with melting temperatures 21 oC and 24 oC respectively. Based on the experimental trials, the technique has shown to be a valuable technique for the identification of the activity of phase change materials

Latent heat storage

Thermal energy storage

Phase change material (PCM)

Passive control

Phase transition

Author

Angela Sasic Kalagasidis

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Bijan Adl-Zarrabi

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Helen Jansson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Bily Seng

Proceedings of 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics

467-474

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Building Technologies

ISBN

978-91-88722-53-9

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Created

10/7/2017