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Sajadi B, Yousefipour M, Akhavan-Behabadi M A, Khodaveisi S. Numerical Study of The Melting Temperature Effect on The Performance of Phase Change Materials (PCM) to Reduce Buildings Energy Consumption. jste. 2018; 1 (2) :13-22
URL: http://yujs.yu.ac.ir/jste/article-1-53-en.html
Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , bsajadi@ut.ac.ir
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In this study, the effect of using phase change materials on the air-conditioning system energy consumption of a typical room in a multi-floor building has been studied using EnergyPlus software. As the melting point of PCMs has an important impact on their effectiveness, as a part of this research, the effect of Iran climatic conditions on the appropriate melting point of the PCM has been investigated in 4 cities: Tabriz as a cold, Tehran as a moderate, Yazd a dry-hot and Bandar-e-Abbas a humid-hot climate. Based on the results, the proper temperature of PCM melting temperature is between 21 to 27°C and the saving varies from 1.6 to 13.2%. The results of this incestigation are useful in getting better understanding of the effect of PCMs on reducing the HVAC system energy consumption and in determining the PCM appropriate specifications.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/07/29 | Accepted: 2016/11/19 | Published: 2017/04/4

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