The aim of the project is to obtain and to demonstrate the functionality of an innovative conductive composite material having a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) effect, recently developed as an optimized experimental model within the ICPE-CA and the exploitation of the results obtained so far by developing a model with direct practical applicability, with the prospect of being introduced into manufacture, namely a heating cable with self-regulating temperature properties.
The key element of the proposed cable is the mentioned conductive composite material that produces heat through the Joule effect and is able to self-regulate its temperature by electric percolation-depercolation effects at a certain temperature specific to the respective material.
Such a cable can be integrated into interior (floor) or exterior (paving, roof) construction elements to ensure a certain constant ambient temperature of the house and to prevent the formation of ice, respectively.
Therefore, within the project it is proposed the experimental realization, based on a laboratory technology, of a heating cable model with self-regulating temperature effect and testing of its functional characteristics. The results will be useful for demonstrating the functionality of the model and will allow the transition to a higher stage in results exploitation by their transfer to a manufacturer.
Coordinator – INCDIE ICPE-CA Bucharest
13 people of whom:
– 12 researchers (2 postdoctoral researchers; 2 people under 35)
– 1 technician