Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Scott Flueckiger, Timothee Pourpoint, Tyler Voskuilen, Yuan Zheng
Keywords: Automobile Industry, high pressure, Hydrogen Storage, metal hydrides, Specific Heat, Thermal Conductivity, thermal contact resistance, Thermal Diffusivity
Abstract: This article described an experimental set up using the TPS instrument and a high pressure vessel to enable researchers to accurately measures the thermal conductivity of metal hydrides as a function of pressure. Metal hydrides have promise in applications of hydrogen storage in the auto industry, however a better understanding of their thermal properties is required. The authors investigated thermal conductivity, diffusivity, specific heat and thermal contact resistance. Experimental trials with a reference material yielded results in line with values in the literature. Experimental investigations were complemented by theoretical modelling.
Reference: ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Volume 1: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems (2009) 215-221