Nº Projeto: 16750

Designação do Projeto: PCMs4Buildings - Sistemas com cavidades rectangulares com materiais de mudança de fase para o aproveitamento de energia solar térmica em edifícios

 

Promotor: Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial (ADAI)

 

Ref: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016750 | PTDC/EMS-ENE/6079/2014

 

Medida: SAICT - Projetos de IC&DT

 

Aviso: 04/SAICT/2015 - Sistema de Apoio à Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (SAICT) - Projetos de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (IC&DT)

 

Aut. Gestão: Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização

 

Organismo: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.

 

Duração: 02/06/2016 - 20/09/2019

 

Investimento elegível: 195.932,00€

 

Incentivo: 166.542,20€

 

Localização: Coimbra, Portugal, Centro (P)

Systems with PCM-filled rectangular cavities for the storage of solar thermal energy for buildings

This project is suported by FEDER funds through COMPETE 2020 - POCI and by FCT: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016750 | PTDC/EMS-ENE/6079/2014.

Description and Goals 

 

The main goal of this project is to develop a CFD methodology for the parametric analysis of the thermal behaviour of new thermal energy storage (TES) systems with rectangular cavities filled with phase change materials (PCMs). These systems are designed to improve the energy performance of buildings. The project also intends to define full-scale prototypes to be numerically and experimentally optimized.

 

PCMs4Buildings is a challenging project involving researchers from different scientific backgrounds, namely civil, mechanical and chemical engineering and two institutions, the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics (ADAI) and the University of Coimbra (UC). It also involves three research units, the Associate Laboratory of Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA), the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE) and the Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre (CIEPQPF),