Thermal management performance and mechanical properties of a novel cementitious composite containing fly ash/lauric acid-myristic acid as form-stable phase change material

HEKİMOĞLU G., NAS M., Ouikhalfan M., SARI A., KURBETCİ Ş., Tyagi V. V., ...More

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.274, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 274
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.122105
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Lauric acid, Myristic acid, Eutectic mixture, Fly ash, Cement, Composite PCM, Thermal energy storage, Thermoregulation, Building
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


To enhance the thermal mass of buildings, form-stable fly ash/lauric acid-myristic acid eutectic mixture composites (FSC) were incorporated into the standard cement mortar to produce novel cement mortars with ability of heat charging/discharging properties. The chemical, crystalline and morphological properties of the produced FSC were examined by FTIR, XRD and SEM, respectively. Thermal properties were determined by DSC, TGA and thermal cycling test. FTIR results demonstrated that there was a good compatibility between FSC components and no chemical interaction was detected between them. DSC analysis revealed that the FSC had a melting and solidification temperature of 31.1 degrees C and 31.5 degrees C, respectively, and its melting and solidification enthalpy was 45.3 and 44.6 J/g, respectively. The 28-days compressive and flexural strength of the developed mortar were found as 28.94 MPa and 3.52 MPa, respectively. Thermal regulation performance test indicated that the average differences of the center temperatures between the standard cement mortar cell and the cement mortar cell containing FSC were 1.90 degrees C and 1.39 degrees C during heating and cooling stage, respectively. Consequently, the fabricated novel cement mortar produced with superior thermal and mechanical characteristics has a significant potential for the thermal regulation and energy conservation in buildings. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.