Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietemeyer

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

24-9-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

24-9-2018 3:00 PM

Description

Aerogel-enhanced products are often indicated as promising materials for increasing the thermal resistance of the building envelope. In particular, aerogel-enhanced blankets have already showed their effectiveness in several retrofitting projects. This paper aims to review the current state of the art regarding aerogel-enhanced blankets. In these materials, a fiber matrix bonds together the aerogel structure, compensating the low mechanical properties of the aerogels without reducing their exceptionally low thermal conductivity. This paper describes current aerogel-enhanced blankets existing worldwide and produced by different companies. Then, a new aerogel-enhanced blanket developed by the authors is presented. Thermal characterization tests confirm the superior performance of aerogel-enhanced blankets, which show a thermal conductivity as low as 0.013 W/(mK). Finally, future research challenges for aerogel-enhanced blankets are presented.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.14305/ibpc.2018.be-3.01

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Sep 24th, 1:30 PM Sep 24th, 3:00 PM

Aerogel-enhanced blankets: state-of-the-art, market readiness, and future challenges

Syracuse, NY

Aerogel-enhanced products are often indicated as promising materials for increasing the thermal resistance of the building envelope. In particular, aerogel-enhanced blankets have already showed their effectiveness in several retrofitting projects. This paper aims to review the current state of the art regarding aerogel-enhanced blankets. In these materials, a fiber matrix bonds together the aerogel structure, compensating the low mechanical properties of the aerogels without reducing their exceptionally low thermal conductivity. This paper describes current aerogel-enhanced blankets existing worldwide and produced by different companies. Then, a new aerogel-enhanced blanket developed by the authors is presented. Thermal characterization tests confirm the superior performance of aerogel-enhanced blankets, which show a thermal conductivity as low as 0.013 W/(mK). Finally, future research challenges for aerogel-enhanced blankets are presented.

https://surface.syr.edu/ibpc/2018/BE3/1

 

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