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Numerical Modelling of an Innovative Material to Improve Energy Storage in Greenhouses

This study develops a numerical model to understand the performance of an innovative PCM-ETFE facade integrated into the greenhouse envelopes to improve the thermal storage capacity in various climates. The simulation is based on an experimental investigation in which the PCM-ETFE is used as a fenestration between two climate chambers 1 and 2. The charging and discharge process of the PCM in the window unit is monitored and simulated to determine the thermal performance of the façade.

Lead: Parham Mirzaei Ahranjani

CFD simulation of the solidification process in the PCM-ETFE


Human Factors Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham

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