Date of Award
Mohammad A. Matin, Ph.D.
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.
Manandhar, Mahesh B., "Thermal and Structural Modeling of Electrochromics on Glass" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 394.
Received from ProQuest
Mahesh B. Manandhar
Electrical engineering, Materials Science