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On the use of phase change materials applied on cork-coconut-cork panels: a thermophysical point of view concerning the beneficial effect in term of insulation properties

Sfarra, Stefano, Perilli, Stefano, Guerrini, Mirco, Bisegna, Fabio, Chen, Tao and Ambrosini, Dario (2019) On the use of phase change materials applied on cork-coconut-cork panels: a thermophysical point of view concerning the beneficial effect in term of insulation properties Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

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Abstract

This work explores the potentialities of combining a multi-layer eco-friendly panel with a phase change material coating. Although the work is based on a numerical approach performed by Comsol Multiphysics® computer program, it can be considered as rigorous, robust and optimized since the most important parameters added to the model were experimentally evaluated. The scientific soundness was guaranteed by a comparative analysis performed in two different times. The cork-coconut-cork panel was firstly investigated as it was, and secondly it was analysed with a phase change material layer applied on. In the second step, the panel undergone to a mechanical process concerning the realization of a subsurface defect simulating a detachment. The aim was based on the conduction of a thermal conductivity analysis to characterize the benefits deriving from the application of the coating, as well as the negative effects introduced by the subsurface defect resembling a potential thermal bridge. The experiments were performed in Italy in a place identified into the text by means of geographical coordinates.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sfarra, Stefano
Perilli, Stefano
Guerrini, Mirco
Bisegna, Fabio
Chen, TaoT.Chen@surrey.ac.uk
Ambrosini, Dario
Date : 2019
Copyright Disclaimer : © Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords : Eco-friendly insulation panel; Phase change material; Numerical simulation; Experimental approach; Differential scanning calorimetry; Thermal conductivity
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 14 May 2019 14:31
Last Modified : 14 May 2019 14:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/851825

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