Experimental study was conducted on the thermal performance and energy saving effect of a room with shape-stabilized phase change material (PCM). The results showed that the mean indoor temperature of the room with PCM floor was about 2°C higher than that of the room with normal floor and the indoor temperature swing range narrowed greatly. The results also manifested that by applying shape-stabilized PCM in room suitably, the thermal comfort level could be raised and space heating energy in winter could be saved. Finally, the experimental results enriched the database for the further modeling and simulation research.
Experimental Research on Thermal Performance of Shape-Stabilized Phase Change Material Floor
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Xu, X, Di, H, Lin, K, Zhang, Y, & Yang, R. "Experimental Research on Thermal Performance of Shape-Stabilized Phase Change Material Floor." Proceedings of the ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference. Solar Energy. Portland, Oregon, USA. July 11–14, 2004. pp. 37-47. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ISEC2004-65078
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