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ScientificWorldJournal. 2014;2014:391690. doi: 10.1155/2014/391690. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

Review of development survey of phase change material models in building applications.

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1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
2
Machine and Mechanical Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.
3
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baqubah Technical Institute, Foundation of Technical Education, Baghdad, Iraq.

Abstract

The application of phase change materials (PCMs) in green buildings has been increasing rapidly. PCM applications in green buildings include several development models. This paper briefly surveys the recent research and development activities of PCM technology in building applications. Firstly, a basic description of phase change and their principles is provided; the classification and applications of PCMs are also included. Secondly, PCM models in buildings are reviewed and discussed according to the wall, roof, floor, and cooling systems. Finally, conclusions are presented based on the collected data.

PMID:
25313367
PMCID:
PMC4177185
DOI:
10.1155/2014/391690
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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