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An inter-comparison of a steady-state and transient methods for measuring the thermal conductivity of thin specimens of masonry materials

The aim of this study was to determine whether steady-state methods were better at measuring thermal conductivities of oven-fired clay masonry materials than transient methods, and vice versa. The Transient Plane Source (TPS) Method was tested, and when the results were compared with the other transient methods, there was an agreement of better than +/-3%. Overall, the thermal conductivity values recorded for the transient methods were higher than when the ...

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The development of a standard for contact transient methods of measurement of thermophysical properties 

Transient methods are often preferred to steady-state methods when testing the thermophysical properties of materials because of they are simple to use, can quickly produce measurements, and can simultaneously test three thermal properties. There are two factors that influence the accuracy of contact transient testing that must be accounted for when developing a standard: measurement time, and the geometry of the sample and the sensor. To demonstrate this point, when ...

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Thermal conductivity measurement

The transient technique is the commercial method used to test the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat of solids. With the instrument, a double spiral nickel sensor is sandwiched between two homogenous samples, and as the sensor pulses electrical currents through the sample, it simultaneously measures how long it takes for the temperature of the sample to increase. This method is typically used on glasses, insulating materials, and polymer ...

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Measurements of Building Materials by Transient Method

This paper highlights the use of the transient plane source (TPS) technique to test the thermal properties of porous building materials, such as autoclaved aerated concrete and calcium silicate boards reinforced by cellulose fibers. Transient methods relay multiple thermophysical parameters, such as thermal diffusivity, specific heat, and thermal conductivity, all in one measurement – a highly sought after trait. Measurements were performed to compare the transient method to other methods of ...

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