Performance of Underfloor Heating System with Phase Change Covering Materials

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Abstract

The structure and materials of the floor with joists plays important factors for the thermal performance. How to optimise the heat pump intermittent operation and reasonable thermal response times in the underfloor heating system efficiently with cost effective manner are the issues facing the underfloor heating applications. This paper presents details a study on the heat transfer process in the PCM integrated underfloor heating system with floor structure and materials selections. A validated numerical simulation model has been used to analysis the thermal performance of PCM layered underfloor heating. Different layout of the under-floor heating pipes with PCMs as floor mass covering material were analysed for realistic diurnal temperature boundary conditions and temperature distribution through the floor structure were predicted. The studying results provide an insight into the understanding of the structure and thermal performance of the system with optimised design and operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICR2015 : The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan, August 16 – 22, 2015
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
EventICR2015 : The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan, August 16 – 22, 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 16 Aug 201522 Aug 2015
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Conference

ConferenceICR2015 : The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan, August 16 – 22, 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period16/08/1522/08/15
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Keywords

  • Underfloor heating
  • Heat pump

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    Huang, M., & Hewitt, N. (2015). Performance of Underfloor Heating System with Phase Change Covering Materials. In ICR2015 : The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Yokohama, Japan, August 16 – 22, 2015