Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Ke-Fa Cen, Li-Wu Fan, Xu Xu, Ya-Cai Hu, Zi-Tao Yu
Keywords: building materials, construction, density, Heat Flow Meter Method, Heat Flow Meter Technique, Moisture Content, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity
Abstract: The authors selected 5 types of softwood species and 5 types of hardwood species that are commonly grown and used for construction in China for thermal analysis. Not only was thermal conductivity measured, but its dependence on moisture content, density and temperature of the wood samples was also investigated. Thermal conductivity was found to increase with increasing density of the wood sample and increasing moisture content. Thermal conductivity was also found to increase linearly with increasing temperature, up to a certain point (80 °C), at which point the linear trend disappeared.
Reference: Forest Products Journal, 61, 2 (2011) 130-135