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2.7 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Electrically activated switchable polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) is suitable for adaptive windows. A particular type requires 20V to become 71% transparent while in the absence of power it is 27% transparent. Glazing transmission changes with light incident angle. As the clearness of a sky changes the fraction changes alter of direct insolation (that has an azimuthally changing incident) and diffuse insolation (that has a largely constant incident). Thus, the effective overall incident angle determining the glazing transmittance also changes. In this work for the first time, the variation of PDLC glazing transmission with clearness index has been investigated.
Ghosh, A. Norton, B. & Mallick, T.K. (2018) Influence of atmo- spheric clearness on PDLC switchable glazing transmission, Energy & Buildings, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.008