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DYNAMIC THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF BUILDING USING PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS FOR LATENT HEAT STORAGE

ABSTRACT
This study presents a two-dimensional model with a real size home composed of two-storey (ground and first floor spaces) separated by a slab, enveloped by a wall with rectangular section containing phase change material (PCM) in order to minimize energy consumption in the buildings. The main objective of the PCM-wall system is to decrease the temperature change from outdoor space before it reaches the indoor space during the daytime. The numerical approach uses effective heat capacity Ceff model with realistic outdoor climatic conditions of Tlemcen city, Algeria. The numerical results showed that by using PCM in wall as energy storage components may reduce the room temperature by about 6 to 7°C of temperature depending on the floor level (first floor spaces or ground floor spaces).
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2014-03-11
PAPER REVISED: 2014-07-03
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-08-24
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-12-14
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI140311134S
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2015, VOLUME 19, ISSUE Supplement 2, PAGES [S603 - S613]
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