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The Effect of Phase Change Materials on the Physical, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Cement (Version 1)

Civil Engineering, Centrale Lille, Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve d’Ascq, 59651, France
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Received: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 26 April 2019
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Published: 26 April 2019
DOI: 10.3390/sci1010027
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Abstract

When focusing on materials science in civil engineering, the current trend is to investigate the use of innovative solutions in order to enhance thermal and energy performances. This trend is amplified with the need for a sustainable development strategy for the construction sector. This paper assesses the integration of a Phase Change Material (PCM) in cement intended for building construction. The key characteristic of PCMs is their capacity to absorb energy and restore it. In building construction, this feature could be harnessed to save energy by incorporating PCMs in the materials used. In this study, passive integration of PCM in cement was tested and thermal properties of such an integration was assessed. The results provide insights into how PCMs affect cement as part of the concrete mixture, thus identifying the contribution of PCM-based cements in concrete mixtures. View Full-Text
Keywords: phase change materials; cement; smart material; energy storage; buildings; thermal performance; DSC; thermal conductivity phase change materials; cement; smart material; energy storage; buildings; thermal performance; DSC; thermal conductivity
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Dakhli, Z.; Chaffar, K.; Lafhaj, Z. The Effect of Phase Change Materials on the Physical, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Cement. Sci 2019, 1, 27.

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