Journal article

Effects of phase change material roof layers on thermal performanceof a residential building in Melbourne and Sydney

A Jayalath, L AYE, P Mendis, T Ngo

Energy and Buildings | Elsevier | Published : 2016


This paper assesses the effectiveness of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for the improvement of the thermal performance and the thermal comfort of a residential building in Melbourne. The incorporation of PCMs in buildings with their significant heat storage capacity can delay the heat transfer and reduce the cooling and heating loads. Numerical simulation is a useful tool for comprehensive assessments and optimization of PCM applications in buildings. Thus an available TRNSYS component, PCM Wall: Type1270, was implemented with Type56 (Multi zone component). PCM Wall TRNSYS component has been validated with some experimental data published in the open literature. The validated model was then u..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) offered by the University of Melbourne, Australia.