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Abstract: This article examined the effects of using the traditional vertical orientation method versus the single-sided horizontal method for transient thermal conductivity measurements of water, glycol, and methanol. It aimed to understand whether the single-sided horizontal method was effective at suppressing the onset of natural convection during the tests. The transient plane source (TPS) technique was used for the thermal conductivity measurements. These measurements took place using a Hot Disk Thermal Constants Analyser (TPS 2500 S). From the analyses, it was seen that the proposed single-sided horizontal method can effectively suppress the onset of natural convection during the measurements.

Reference: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2017), 109:1181-1190

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.03.008