Heat transfer and energy performance of a PVAWall tile containing macro-encapsulated PCM

Pin Feng Liu, Yi Pin Lin, Chun Ta Tzeng, Chi Ming Lai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study integrated building material engineering, building construction practices, and heat transfer mechanisms to develop a polyvinyl acetate (PVA) based wall tile, containing macro-encapsulated phase change material (macro-encapsulated PCM, macroPCM) and PVA. The heat transfer characteristics and energy performances of the proposed prototype were investigated experimentally. The results indicated that the PVA-based macroPCM wall tile is suitable for use in exterior walls to enhance the thermal performance. The tile shows a lower heat indoor heat flux than other tested similar building materials and increases the time lag of peak load, effectively shifting the summer peak demand.

Original languageEnglish
Article number652
JournalEnergies
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Heat transfer and energy performance of a PVAWall tile containing macro-encapsulated PCM'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this