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Phase Change Material (PCM) storage in EnergyPlus

asked 2019-10-16 15:24:53 -0600

mehrdad_xyz gravatar image


I know EnergyPlus already contains ice storage and cold water storage tank. In my research, I need to study and test phase change material like paraffin waxes or bioPCMs. Is there any way to change ice storage tank properties in order to change its behavior to the PCM storage tank? if not, I would appreciate any help!

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Professor Weihuan Zhao recently presented her research on polyurethane-PCM at 2019 Performance Huddle (Houston chapter of IBPSA-USA). They shared the 'effective Rvalue' of a PCM wall based on correlation between experimental-data and conduction transfer functions in Energy Plus. If you are interested, please reach out to her: weihuan.zhao@unt.edu

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answered 2019-10-18 10:25:25 -0600

Using ThermalStorage:Ice:Detailed it should be possible to model other storage media by changing the value of Freezing Temperature of Storage Medium and changing the charging and discharging curves.

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