PCM Application-Effect on Energy Use and IA Temperature
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This thesis work intends to investigate the variation in the energy use of the building and the IA temperature difference while using Phase change material (PCM) on different building components. The software used for simulation of the defined model is WUFI Plus: program allows inputting various data (different geometry of model, calculations can be done on various climate condition and different design condition of building assembly and inner load). The PCM applied for simulation is DuPont Energain that consists of paraffin wax. The use of PCM in a design helps to stabilize IA temperature and keep it constant along the day profile for creating more comfortable thermal environment. Energy demand is another important aspect in building design that is largely effected by the design condition and the parameters of component chosen for the model. This thesis prioritizes the IA temperature and energy demand factors and uses WUFI Plus to simulate a standardized building model and checks the effect of PCM application on these factors.