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Pavel Drabek
Martin Zalesak

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Pavel Drabek
Martin Zalesak

WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development

Print ISSN: 1790-5079
E-ISSN: 2224-3496

Volume 13, 2017

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Volume 13, 2017

Quadruple Glazing Panel Filled with PCM and its Influence on the Sound Insulation of Building Facades

AUTHORS: Pavel Drabek, Martin Zalesak

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ABSTRACT: The long-term pressure on a properly functioning modern infrastructure is the main reason for the development of new construction elements and technological processes. In the case of buildings, this development can offer original and significant improvements in aesthetic, functional and economical terms. Then the implemented structural elements and technological systems have a major impact on the overall of building quality, and comfort for occupants. Recently, when building structures are becoming lighter and lighter in weight, problems with heat accumulation and poor sound insulation occur. To improve the accumulation properties, production and implementation companies implementing accumulation materials into the buildings most frequently in the form of panels that can be incorporated into the peripheral walls or directly replace them. A subject of this paper is to study the effect of implementation one type of facade system into the perimeter walls on the airborne sound insulation of building facades. The research is dedicated to the quadruple glazing panel which is a translucent wall element without any mechanical components or electronic devices.

KEYWORDS: sound insulation, building facades, lightweight buildings, quadruple glazing panel, phase change material


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WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5079 / 2224-3496, Volume 13, 2017, Art. #37, pp. 360-366

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