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Phase Change Materials in Infrastructural Concrete and Buildings: Material Design and Performance

Abstract Phase change materials (PCMs) are combined sensible-and-latent thermal energy storage materials that can be used to store and dissipate energy in the form of heat. PCMs incorporated into wall-element systems have been well-studied with respect to energy efficiency of building envelopes. New applications of PCMs in infrastructural concrete, e.g., for mitigating early-age cracking and freeze-and-thaw induced damage, have also been proposed. Hence, the focus of this dissertation is to develop a detailed understanding of the physic-chemical and thermo-mechanical characteristics of cementitious systems and novel coating systems for wall-elements containing PCM. The initial phase of this work assesses the influence of interface properties and int... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Aguayo, Matthew Joseph (Author) / Neithalath, Narayanan (Advisor) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Committee member) / Mobasher, Barzin (Committee member) / Underwood, Benjamin (Committee member) / Liu, Yongming (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Materials Science / Engineering / Buildings / Concrete / Mechanics / Microstructure / Phase Change Material / Thermal Energy Storage
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 283 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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