Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: The transient plane source (TPS) technique was used to measure the thermal conductivity of three ceramic fibres with varying amounts of aluminium content. Specifically, the effect of temperature, press load per unit area and the aluminium content on thermal conductivity was studied. The three ceramic fibres studied were VK-60, ABK and Nextel/VK-80. It was experimentally determined that an increase in aluminium content resulted in decreased thermal conductivity of the ceramic fibre sample, while increasing press loads resulted in increased thermal conductivity.
Reference: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 33, 16 (2000) 2057