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Abstract: The Hot Disk Transient Plane Source was used to measure the thermal conductivity of three commonly used building materials in Libya. Changes in construction practices have resulted in houses being constructed of much thinner materials in comparison to the traditionally thick walls common a few decades ago. Technical data that would make modelling heat flow is these newly constructed buildings is lacking. The indoor environment of these newer buildings often undergoes large temperature changes to match the outside environment. The data collected during this project has been used to identify possible solutions to this issue.

Reference:  Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 39:3 (2006) 547

DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/39/3/019