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Abstract: The authors used the transient plane source technique for measuring the thermal conductivity, diffusivity and specific heat of highly porous materials. This paper helped to demonstrate that the newly developed TPS technique wasn't just for the measurement of isotropic bulk materials. Different samples of wood composites were analyzed. Once measurements were obtained using the TPS method, they were compared to results obtained theoretically using Verma's model for prediction of thermal diffusivity from conductivity and specific heat. It was found that the theoretical and experimental results agreed well.

Reference: International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 28, 8 (2001) 1065-1078

DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1933(01)00310-4