Enhancing Concrete Life in Infrastructure through Phase Change Systems (ECLIPS)

 

ECLIPS is a multi-national project funded through the Infravation grant of the European Union. EUPAVE (European Concrete Paving Association) and ACPA (American Concrete Pavement Association) are in charge of the dissemination of the ECLIPS project and main outcomes.

ECLIPS is working on the incorporation of phase change materials with a suitable phase transition temperature, enthalpy of phase change and degree of dispersion in the concrete.

 Click on the image and find more details about the project and its main goals in our previous newsletter

 

ECLIPS’ first technote, “Characterizing Cementitious Materials Containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials“, concerns microstructural and thermal characterization of cementitious systems containing Phase Change Materials (PCMs).

The technical note contains various type of information such as what PCMs are, methods to incorporate them in concrete and its benefits on concrete.