Measurement Of Thermal Conductivity Of Thermally Low-Conducting Materials

Show simple item record Selmi, M. en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T13:03:20Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T13:03:20Z en_US
date.issued 1995 en_US
identifier.citation Engineering Journal of Qatar University, 1995, Vol. 8, Pages 153-165. en_US
identifier.uri en_US
description.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.iso 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
identifier.pagination 153-165 en_US
identifier.volume 8 en_US

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