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Abstract: Thermal conductivity of alumina and kaolin clay were investigated as a function of the water content at different stages of drying compared to linear shrinkage. Thermal conductivities of the samples were measured using the transient plane source methods. Samples were encapsulated in a polyvinyl film to ensure a constant temperature in the sample while drying. Results found thermal conductivity varied at the beginning as values increased, then decreased significantly at the end of the drying process.

Reference: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 37(4): 1839-1846

DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.12.011