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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta, Prof. Ian McAndrew
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
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IJMMM 2016 Vol.4(4): 255-258 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2016.4.4.267

Numerical Study of a Building Using Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in Reunion Island

S. Guichard, F. Miranville, B. Malet-Damour, D. Bigot, H. Boyer, and T. Libelle
Abstract—Buildings in Reunion Island have different thermal performances so the thermal energy storage should be enhanced. Using phase change materials in the building envelope could be a solution. These materials are able to increase the low thermal mass of lightweight constructions in order to improve human comfort, maintaining the building ambient thermal comfort closer to the desired temperature. The main objective of this paper is to present the thermal impact of PCM on two walls of an office with Reunion Island specific conditions. To this end, the experimental validation of a model based on the apparent heat capacity method and integrated into a building simulation code is used. The study results are very encouraging.

Index Terms—Building simulation code, phase change materials, thermal energy storage.

S. Guichard is with the Research Institute in Innovation and Business Sciences (IRISE) Laboratory in partnership with CCIR, the CESI Engineering School, France (e-mail: sguichard@cesi.fr).
F. Miranville, B. Malet-Damour, D. Bigot, H. Boyer, and T. Libelle are with the Physics and Mathematical Engineering Laboratory for Energy and Environment (PIMENT), University of La Reunion, France (e-mail: frederic.miranville@univ-reunion.fr, bruno.malet-damour@univ-reunion.fr, dimitri.bigot@univ-reunion.fr, harry.boyer@univ-reunion.fr, teddy.libelle@univ-reunion.fr).

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Cite: S. Guichard, F. Miranville, B. Malet-Damour, D. Bigot, H. Boyer, and T. Libelle, "Numerical Study of a Building Using Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in Reunion Island," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 255-258, 2016.

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