The paper shows the research activity carried out by the authors, also co-founders of SBskin. Smart Building Skin s.r.l., technological startup and academic spinoff of the University of Palermo, with the aim to improve the energy performance of an innovative building component for façades and roof (patented by the authors) able to reduce building energy consumption and produce clean electricity from the sun. The here-presented activity has been aimed at the design optimization of the sub-components that are used to dry assemble the translucent multifunctional panels (made of precast and prestressed innovative glass blocks) and at the choice of the most adapted materials for guaranteeing a good response of the panels in terms of: mechanical resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, light transmission, electricity production, integration among components, dimensional coordination, etc. The paper will also describe the modification of the components configuration deriving from the necessity to simplify the production process, both in the prototyping and commercialization phases, as well as to speed up the assembling operations for a more effective reduction of construction times and costs.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|