Dwindling energy resources and associated environmental costs have resulted in a serious need to design and construct energy efficient buildings. One of the strategies to develop energy efficient structural materials is through the incorporation of phase change materials (PCM) in the host matrix. This research work presents details of a finite element-based framework that is used to study the thermal performance of structural precast concrete wall elements with and without a layer of phase change material.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-87)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil engineering