Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Faculty Advisor

Van Dessel, Steven

Center

WORC / Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

Phase change material (PCM) are substances capable of absorbing and releasing significant amounts of heat through a narrow temperature range. The material would ideally be applied to structure to conserve energy during peak temperature hours. This project performed tests to evaluate the phase change process temperatures, heat capacities, thermal conductivity, extinction coefficient, and refraction index of solid-solid PCMs. The results were analyzed, and the possible applications were discussed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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