Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

First Advisor

Mohammad A. Matin, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

David Gao

Third Advisor

Stephen Sewalk


Advanced glazing, COMSOL Multiphysics, Electrochromics, Simulation, Structural modeling, Thermal modeling


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.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Rights Holder

Mahesh B. Manandhar


Received from ProQuest

File Format




File Size

88 p.


Electrical engineering, Materials Science