E3S Web Conf.
Volume 128, 2019XII International Conference on Computational Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer (ICCHMT 2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Building-Integrated Energy and Power Systems|
|Published online||08 November 2019|
Thermal performance analysis of a residential house equipped with Phase Change Material
NORMANDIE UNIV, UNICAEN, LUSAC, Site universitaire Bellevue,
120 rue de l’Exode,
In the objective to enhance the thermal inertia of the light envelopes, the integration of the phase change materials in these envelopes is suggested. This work reports the results of a numerical studyto qualitatively and quantitatively investigate the thermal performance of a residential house built in France and equipped with Phase Change Materials. The impacts of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) equipped in a residential house on heating loads and the indoor comfort are analyzed by means of dynamic simulation using TRNSYS software. Thermal performance of the PCMs are assessed by comparison to a reference case identical to the PCM house but without the PCM layer. The results show that the PCMs have a remarkable effect on the indoor air temperature, thermal comfort and thermal load of the house comparedto the reference house. The integration of the PCMs to the building, leads to better thermal comfort conditions compared to the conventional case. A reduction of 52.28 kWh/m2/an is reached when integrating the PCM layer.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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