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Buildings, Volume 9, Issue 1 (January 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Up till now, innovations in the concrete industry have been mainly focusing on improvements of the [...] Read more. Up till now, innovations in the concrete industry have been mainly focusing on improvements of the concrete. However, innovations are now asking for answers in terms of reuse of construction demolishing waste and energy saving concepts. This trend has been driven by the concrete industry which committed itself towards reducing its carbon footprint dramatically and by turning its “grey” image into a “greener” and more environmentally-friendly one. Modern technologies make this possible by turning cement-based elements into active energy storing systems via the integration of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) into a concrete’s open porosity. This paper is reporting a review on numerical tools for modelling phase change problems and discussing available procedures for cementitious composites with embedded PCMs, with emphasis on the so-called Stefan problem. View this paper.