Reducing heat loss through the building envelope by using polyurethane foams containing thermoregulating microcapsules

Reducing heat loss through the building envelope by using polyurethane foams containing... •RPU foams combining energy accumulation and insulation abilities were produced.•Composite foams contain between 0 and 50wt% of thermoregulating microcapsules.•The TES capacity of RPU foam containing 40% of microcapsules was 3.06kWh/m3.•Melted fraction of PCM inside the foam was dependent on the indoor temperature.•Thermal conductivity increased with filler addition and the non melted PCM. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Reducing heat loss through the building envelope by using polyurethane foams containing thermoregulating microcapsules

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.098
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Abstract

•RPU foams combining energy accumulation and insulation abilities were produced.•Composite foams contain between 0 and 50wt% of thermoregulating microcapsules.•The TES capacity of RPU foam containing 40% of microcapsules was 3.06kWh/m3.•Melted fraction of PCM inside the foam was dependent on the indoor temperature.•Thermal conductivity increased with filler addition and the non melted PCM.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Jun 25, 2016

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