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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 method with a Hot Disk apparatus. 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