Energy savings of pcm-incorporated building in hot dry climate

Meruyert Sovetova, Shazim Ali Memon, Jong Kim

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Phase change materials is one of the innovative technologies to reduce the heating and cooling demand of buildings. In this research, the thermal performance and energy efficiency of PCM-incorporated residential house located in Sharjah and Al-Ain cities using DesignBuilder software have been evaluated. According to the simulation results, for both cities PCM 32 was found to be the most effective with energy consumption reduction around 19%. The optimum PCM decreased the maximum temperature by up to 1.09oC and was able to reduce temperature fluctuations. For constant volume, the influence of different thicknesses and surface area on energy savings was evaluated and it was found that energy savings increased with the increase in surface area and decrease in thickness of PCM layer. Finally, from correlation analysis, it was found that relationship between energy savings and meteorological factors like wind speed, temperature, relative humidity and solar radiation exist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials IX
EditorsAlexander M. Korsunsky
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783035714807
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event9th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, ICKEM 2019 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 29 2019Apr 1 2019

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume821 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference9th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, ICKEM 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Energy savings
  • Phase change material
  • Thermal performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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