Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Mohammad A. Matin

Keywords

Advanced Glazing, COMSOL Multiphysics, Electrochromics, Simulation, Structural Modeling, Thermal Modeling

Abstract

Advanced glazing is a type of window glazing that interacts with the surrounding environment to change its thermal and optical properties to create a more comfortable and energy efficient indoor environment. Electrochromics are one type of such advanced glazing materials that change their properties in response to an externally applied voltage controllable by the user or by automation.

The effectiveness of electrochromics depends upon how well it can keep off extreme temperature conditions from outdoors all year round as well as how structurally stable it can remain at such conditions. This research investigates the use of COMSOL, a finite element multiphysics simulation software, to analyze the thermal and structural stability of electrochromic materials. This research successfully verifies that EC material does contribute to the reduction of thermal stress on glass surfaces as well as improve the insulation of the indoors while enhancing the thermal and structural stability of the glass.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Mahesh Bhakta Manandhar

File size

88 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Electrical engineering, Materials Science

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