Heat adapting membrane

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    The most usual way for cooling a tensile structure is by using different layers. The air between the layers is used as an isolating material. When the air in between the layers has become too warm, it can be ventilated away. Another way is the use of a phase changing material in the membrane. In a moderate climate this will be sufficient. When a higher capacity is required, the temperature problems of tensile structures are solved by heating or cooling air. Conditioning a tensile structure in this way is not as efficient as by the use of a radiation surface. Therefore we developed a textile radiator that is capable of adapting 500W/m2.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the joint CIB, Tensinet, IASS International Conference on Adaptability in Design and Construction: "Adaptables 2006", Eindhoven, July 2006, (vol. 1)
    EditorsF. Scheublin, A.D.C. Pronk, A. Borgard, R. Houtman
    Place of PublicationEindhoven
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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