International Journal of Structural Analysis & Design
Author(s) : ARILD GUSTAVSEN, BENTE GILBU TILSET, BJØRN PETTER JELLE, LINN INGUNN CHRISTIE SANDBERG, MATHIEU GRANDCOLAS , TAO GAO
The application of traditional thermal insulation materials requires thicker building envelopes in order to satisfy the requirements of the emerging zero energy and zero emission buildings. This work summarizes the steps from the state-of-theart thermal insulation materials and solutions, like vacuum insulation panels (VIP), gas-filled panels (GFP) and aerogels which all have various drawbacks, to our concepts and experimental investigations for making superinsulation materials (SIM) like e.g. nano insulation materials (NIM).