Spong3d: 3D printed facade system enabling movable fluid heat storage

  • Maria Valentini Sarakinioti Delft University of Technology
  • Michela Turrin Delft University of Technology
  • M Teeling Delft University of Technology
  • Paul de Ruiter Delft University of Technology
  • Mark van Erk Delft University of Technology
  • Martin Tenpierik Delft University of Technology
  • Thaleia Konstantinou Delft University of Technology
  • Ulrich Knaack Delft University of Technology
  • Arno Pronk Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Patrick Teuffel Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Arthur van Lier Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Rens Vorstermans Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Eline Dolkemade Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Marie de Klijn Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Roel Loonen Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Jan Hensen Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Dick Vlasblom KIWI Solutions

Abstract

Spong3D is an adaptive 3D printed facade system that integrates multiple functions to optimize thermal performances according to the different environmental conditions throughout the year. The proposed system incorporates air cavities to provide thermal insulation and a movable liquid (water plus additives) to provide heat storage where and whenever needed. The air cavities have various dimensions and are located in the inner part of the system. The movable liquid provides heat storage as it flows through channels located along the outer surfaces of the system (on the indoor and outdoor faces of the façade). Together, the composition of the channels and the cavities form a complex structure, integrating multiple functions into a singular component, which can only be produced by using an Additive Manufacturing (AM; like 3D printing) technology.

How to Cite
SARAKINIOTI, Maria Valentini et al. Spong3d: 3D printed facade system enabling movable fluid heat storage. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 57-60, dec. 2017. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/1929>. Date accessed: 23 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2017.2.1929.
Published
2017-12-26