In this work a GUI plug-in is developed to predict the effective thermal conductivity of microencapsulated PCM composite via finite element analysis (FEA). The Plug-in is able to automatically generate 3D unit cell of MicroPCMs composite and accurately determine the effective thermal conductivity by applying boundary conditions. The predicted effective thermal conductivity of microencapsulated PCM composites obtained from plug-in have been compared with the results obtained from an approved mathematical model. They are highly correlated. The application of plug-in in textiles is that it can be used to automatically generate and predict the effective thermal conductivity of microencapsulated textile polymer at different level of volume fraction before production.
|Title of host publication||15th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Bucharest Romania, 10-12 June|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||15th World Textile Conference - Bucharest, Romania|
Duration: 10 Jun 2015 → 12 Jun 2015
|Conference||15th World Textile Conference|
|Abbreviated title||AUTEX 2015|
|Period||10/06/15 → 12/06/15|