Experimental Research of a Partition Composed of Two Layers of Different Types of PCM

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The article presents the results of experimental studies of a partition with attached two adjacent layers of PCM with different thermal characteristics. It was assumed that a priority function of the PCM in the partition is accumulating excessive heat gains and protecting the interior from overheating in the summer. Such assumption determined conditions during the experiment. The aim of this study was to determine the actual behavior of the partition containing two different phase change materials. Benefits of simultaneous application of phase change materials of various parameters with a given, dynamically changing temperature of surroundings were defined. Various configurations of layers of PCM materials were analyzed. The analysis presented in the article can be used as a guide for working with a multilayer composite wall and allows validation of numerical models for such solutions.

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Zastawna-Rumin, A., & Nowak, K. (2016). Experimental Research of a Partition Composed of Two Layers of Different Types of PCM. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 91, pp. 259–268). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.216

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