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Abstract: It is important to understand the thermophysical properties of concrete when it is quickly heated, such as at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In this experiment, the Hot Disk transient plane source (TPS) method measured the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat of four concrete samples taken from the Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral. The samples were measured from room temperature up to 300 °C over intervals of 50 °C. Results showed that as the temperature increased, the thermal conductivity of the concrete samples followed a relatively linear decreasing trend.

Reference: Sandia Report, 7436 (2013) 1-29

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