The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) held their Mumbai eliminations of the national Project Idea competition in our college. I participated in the same and presented an idea that explored a possible space spin-off that I am eager to follow up on.
I presented the idea of using composite materials used in space crafts and which was recently tested by Space Reentry Experiment 1 by ISRO in use in building material so that they provide heating and cooling to the room inside. Right now, the idea works only for totally insulated situations (like in space crafts). I am yet to work out how air circulation can be achieved within the room.
In the end, I visualise, temperature control by simple turning of fan dials and also adding a coat of composite material to be as simple as adding a coat of water proof paint on buildings. I wasn’t able to present it so well that they might select me to represent the Mumbai region for the national level competition but I am keen on following up with the technology aspects of this. It requires sufficient idea of material sciences.
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