Van Dessel, Steven
Worcester Community Project Center
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering