Analysis of Heat Transfer through Brick with Air Enclosure Including Phase Change Material
In this study, heat transfer through brick with air enclosure including phase change material (PCM) was simulated;
this study focuses on reducing the heat transfer through the enclosure by considering the effect of several filling levels of PCM
inside the air enclosure. The brick in this study is subject to transient ambient condition for the outer side, while the
temperature kept constant in the inner side, to represent the actual daily change of temperature this brick may face. Five
different levels of PCM (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%) were considered in this study. The PCM help in reducing the total
heat transfer into the inner part of the brick by up to 40% compare to pure concrete brick and up to 23% compare to brick with
only air gap.
Index Terms - Heat Transfer, Brick, Air Enclosure, Phase Change Material.