Category: Transient Line Source
Keywords: building materials, Cob, Cob blocks, concrete, earth buildings, energy, Materials properties, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Conductivity Measurement, thermal probe, TLS, Transient Line Source
Abstract: This article describes an attempt to modify the transient line source probe to be useful in making in-situ measurements in the field. The field of construction, as well as many others would benefit if a new thermal probe could be applied to uncontrolled environments. Three case study buildings have been considered to ascertain the validity and reliability of this new technique in uncontrolled environments by having a precision that is similar to the ASTM standard.
Reference: November 2008 Journal of Architectural Engineering 14(4):111-118