Measurement Of Thermal Conductivity Of Thermally Low-Conducting Materials

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Author Selmi, M. en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:03:20Z en_US
Publication Date 1995 en_US
Citation Engineering Journal of Qatar University, 1995, Vol. 8, Pages 153-165. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/7830 en_US
Abstract The thermal conductivity of a building material is a necessary parameter in estimating the cooling load of a building. Cooling load estimates are quite important in selecting building materials especially in hot-climate areas as in Qatar or the Middle East. Commercial equipment for measuring thermal conductivity are quite expensive, and usually not available in the local market. This paper presents a cheap method for measuring thermal conductivity. An apparatus was build and tests were conducted to measure the thermal conductivity of a thennostone brick, a concrete brick, and a red-clay brick. Results of the tests have yielded a conductivity of 0.383 W/(m °C) for the thennostone brick, 1.443 W/(m°C) for the concrete brick, and 0.633 W/(m °C) for the red-clay brick. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Engineering: Research & Technology en_US
Title Measurement Of Thermal Conductivity Of Thermally Low-Conducting Materials en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 153-165 en_US
Volume Number 8 en_US


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