PCM materials

Hi Everyone,

Just a clarification with PCMs. Are there any specific settings I have to tweak when creating a custom material which is a PCM? i.e., will it be able to accurately mirror the effects of phase change during diurnal swings?

Or do I simply copy the values for conductivity, density, etc. (as is) from here:


Thank you.

Search EnergyPlus mailing list for PCM materials and you will find a lot of discussions and example files. Jeremiah Crossett has replied to most of the emails about modeling PCM. Maybe you want to search his name next to PCM.

Thanks, I’ll try to sort through the yahoo mails.