International Journal of Polymer Science / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Empirical Validation of Heat Transfer Performance Simulation of Graphite/PCM Concrete Materials for Thermally Activated Building System

Table 3

Comparison of thermal behaviors between simulation and experimental values.

CasePeak temperature Time to reach the peak temperature Time to reach the ambient temperature
ExperimentalSimulationExperimentalSimulationExperimentalSimulation

ConcreteTop36.0°C38.9°C3.35 h3.42 h7.70 h7.98 h
Middle40.8°C40.3°C3.22 h3.18 h8.45 h8.05 h
Bottom46.9°C42.4°C3.08 h3.10 h8.88 h9.15 h

Graphite/PCM concreteTop31.7°C34.8°C3.95 h3.98 h9.52 h9.75 h
Middle35.7°C35.9°C3.97 h3.98 h10.23 h9.87 h
Bottom38.4°C37.4°C3.97 h3.97 h10.07 h9.83 h

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