Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: This article describes comprehensive testing performed to increase understanding of how the thermal conductivity of ceramic fibers is affected. Non fibrous material content, temperature, and pressure were the main parameters investigated. Three different ceramic fiber samples were used in the research. Researchers discovered that the incorporation of aluminum reduced the thermal conductivity and consequently improved the insulation performance of the sample. An increase in pressure increased the thermal conductivity of all three samples. The thermal conductivity was measured along a temperature range that reached 800°C. The authors concluded that all three samples performed well and could have a future in numerous applications.
Reference: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 10 (2001) (4) 475-478