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Abstract: This paper analyzes the effects of temperature and air humidity on the thermophysical properties of laterite rocks. Thermal conductivity was measured using a thermal analyzer instrument and the sample and sensor were placed in an airtight humidity chamber. In this method, the TPS element acted as both a temperature sensor and heating element. Thermal conductivity was found to increase by 14.7% with an increase in relative humidity of ambient air.

Reference: Building and Environment, 99: 170-183

DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.01.030