Simulation analysis of macro-packed phase change materials (mppcm) to reduce building energy use

Beom Yeol Yun, Sungwoong Yang, Ji Hun Park, Jongki Lee, Seunghwan Wi, Sumin Kim

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This study sets up a zone-construction combination by constructing walls based on the classification of climates classified according to Korea's energy saving design standards and the heat paring rate standard of the wall. There are four climatic divisions, C1, C2, S, and J, and we have used representative climate data for each climate. The target building was a residential apartment, which is the main residential type of large cities in Korea and the world. In the set combination, PCM of TES system is placed indoors, and applied PCM is n-hexadecane, n-heptadecane, n-octadecane with phase change temperature of 20-28 °C corresponding to room temperature standard. Each PCM is set at 0.1% to 0.9% of the area of the building. We used Energy Plus 8.7, a building energy simulation, and analyzed the energy saving and economic efficiency of the building. Saved energy was 2.71% on average and we were able to save up to 4.56%. In addition, we conducted an economic analysis, saving an average of 3.42% and saving up to 7.48%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042058
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 23
Event10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, IAQVEC 2019 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 2019 Sept 52019 Sept 7

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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