An innovative wall-lining for buildings incorporating phase change materials

  • Dianne Dyball

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The use of thermal energy storage in buildings is well understood but contemporary buildings with highly insulated, lightweight construction have low thermal inertia. This causes them to respond rapidly to external temperature changes, which results in significant internal temperature fluctuations and overheating. This research addresses this problem by developing a thermal interactive wall-lining through the inclusion of phase change materials.
Date of AwardSept 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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