Residential pneumatic floor-heating system using phase-change material

Jun Nakagawa, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Research on a new residential phase-change material (PCM) floor heating system is conducted. 1. Using folded sheet metal, a floor heating system allows easy placement of P C M without making major changes to the general structure of wooden houses. 2. A floor model consisting of P C M and a water pack layer is designed. Additionally, case studies are conducted to confirm the application of physically reasonable trends. 3. Optimization of this system is defined, and a diagram was developed to help determine the P C M specification (phase change temperature and thickness) to realize optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-280
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Issue number757
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 1


  • Floor-heating
  • Optimization
  • Phase-changematerial
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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