Thermal stress performance of glazed units contained phase change material

Zhou, Y. and Wu, G. and Wang, S. and Huang, B. and Wang, F. and Wang, Z. (2021) Thermal stress performance of glazed units contained phase change material. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, 39 (6). pp. 1973-1992. ISSN 0144-5987

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The low heat transfer and high energy storage performance of phase change material (PCM) will improve the thermal performance of the PCM-glazed units. However, decreasing the heat transfer results in uneven thermal load on the surface of the PCM-glazed units, which is an important cause of thermal stress in such units, because the glass in glazed units is a fragile material, and then large thermal stress can result in cracks and possible fallout of the glazed units. To study the thermal stress distribution of PCM-glazed units, a method combined numerical simulation and experimental analysis was conducted. First, the heat transfer performance and thermal stress distribution of PCM-glazed units with PCM thicknesses between 3 and 11 mm were experimentally investigated. Results showed that the thermal performance of a glazed unit was improved by adding PCM, and the variation of thermal strain on its surface with a PCM-layer thickness of 7 mm was the smallest in five test facilities. Then, the thermal stress was numerically investigated regarding the PCM height and the aspect ratio of the PCM-glazed unit. The higher the PCM height, the greater the maximum strain. An aspect ratio of PCM-glazed units of 1.5 was recommended.

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