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Numerical Study on the Combined Use of Corten Steel and Phase Change Materials in Container-Type Houses

Feriel Mustapha1,2,*, Marwa El Yassi1,2, Ikram El Abbassi1,2, Abdelhak Kaci2, Elhadj Kadri2, A-Moumen Darcherif3

1 LR2E, Research Laboratory in Industrial Eco-Innovation and Energetics, Cergy, 95000, France
2 L2MGC Laboratory of Mechanic and Materials of Civil Engineering, Cergy, 95000, France
3 Laboratory of QUARTZ (EA 7393), University of Paris-Seine, Cergy-Pontoise, 95014, France

* Corresponding Author: Feriel Mustapha. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Energy an Updated Image for 2021)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(4), 953-958.


A study is presented on the feasibility of an approach based on the combination of Phase Change Materials (PCM) with metal walls in container-type houses. This line of research finds its motivations in recent trends in the energy and building sectors about energy consumption reduction. Another important objective concerns possible improvements in the comfort provided by such houses during the summer period. The results obtained through numerical solution of the governing equations accounting for heat transfer and latent heat effects associated with the PCM show that the indoor temperature can be reduced with a varying degree of success depending on the considered conditions.


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Mustapha, F., Yassi, M. E., Abbassi, I. E., Kaci, A., Kadri, E. et al. (2023). Numerical Study on the Combined Use of Corten Steel and Phase Change Materials in Container-Type Houses. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(4), 953–958.

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