Definitions for "Thermal mass"
Keywords:  masonry, mass, absorb, passive, brick
A special mass in a structure which is used to absorb solar heat during the day and then release the heat in the evening.
building components that provide potential heat storage capacity; e.g. drum walls, concrete floors and adobe walls.
A material property that relates a measure of heat capacity or how much heat a material can hold. It is proportional to physical mass and the specific heat (specific heat is the amount of heat a material can hold per unit of mass).