F2TE3: A Transparent semi-monocoque VIP Envelope

Alonso Amo, Fernando and Bedoya Frutos, Cesar and Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito and Alonso Pastor, Luis Alberto (2011). F2TE3: A Transparent semi-monocoque VIP Envelope. "Applied Mechanics and Materials", v. 71-78 (n. Fronti); pp. 594-597. ISSN 16609336.


Title: F2TE3: A Transparent semi-monocoque VIP Envelope
  • Alonso Amo, Fernando
  • Bedoya Frutos, Cesar
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
  • Alonso Pastor, Luis Alberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Mechanics and Materials
Date: July 2011
Volume: 71-78
Freetext Keywords: Aerogel, Energy Reduction, Free-Form Panels, High Energy Efficiency, Lightweight Envelope, Monolithic Silica Gel Insulation, Space Saving, Structural Panel, Thermal Insulation, Transparent Panels, Transparent Vacuum Insulation Panels
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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This article examines a new lightweight, slim, high energy efficient, light-transmitting, self-supporting envelope system, providing for seamless, free-form designs for use in architectural projects. The system exploits vacuum insulation panel technology. The research was based on envelope components already existing on the market and patents and prototypes built by independent laboratories, especially components implemented with silica gel insulation, as this is the most effective transparent thermal insulation there is today. The tests run on these materials revealed that there is not one that has all the features required of the new envelope model, although some do have properties that could be exploited to generate this envelope, namely, the vacuum chamber of vacuum insulation panels, the use of monolithic aerogel as insulation in some prototypes, and reinforced polyester barriers. These three design components have been combined and tested to design a new, variable geometry, energy-saving envelope system that also solves many of the problems that other studies ascribe to the use of vacuum insulation panels.

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Item ID: 11805
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11805/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11805
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Nov 2012 11:15
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 10:51
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