Advanced Heat Harvesting window for High Performance buildings (thesis, or thesis + internship) - iclimabuilt project
keywords DOUBLE SKIN FACADES, DYNAMIC FACADES, ENERGY ANALYSIS, ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE, PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS
Reference persons FABIO FAVOINO, MARCO PERINO
Research Groups TEBE (http://www.tebe.polito.it/)
Description The thesis is aimed to design and evaluate the performance of an innovative heat harvesting window integrating a transparent double skin facade technology with a PCM (Phase Change Material) heat exchanger, in the framework of an industrial project with partners dedicated to the development of the glazing part and the PCM heat exchanger.
The thesis will start with a literature review on the use, performance and modelling of the above mentioned technologies when integrated into buildings with the aim to increase building performance. In parallel the student will learn modelling and simulation methods to evaluate the performance of such a system, including building energy simulation tools (such as EnergyPlus) and the use of lumped parameter models (developed by the research group in Python).
These tools will be used by the student to optimise the design of such an innovative facade systems, by means of parametric and sensitivity analysis, adopting the lumped parameter models. The building performance of the final alternative(s) will be evaluated by means of energy performance simulation softwares (i.e. EnergyPlus).
Required skills Knowledge of Building Physics fundamentals and advanced concepts (at least 2 building physics courses completed during the BSc and MSc degree); willingness and attitude for literature review and modelling work (including scripting in Matlab or Python); Excellent Excel skills; elements of Python or Matlab programming (or willingness to learn some); Use of Energyplus or equivalent building energy performance simulation tools.
Deadline 05/01/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA