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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyze the thermal properties of metal hydride for its application in hydrogen storage systems. The thermal properties of metal hydride were measured using the Hot Disk TPS 2500 S Thermal Property Analyzer based on the transient plane source (TPS) method. To verify the accuracy of the TPS method, the thermal properties of stainless steel pellets were measured prior to the metal hydride samples. Unfortunately, the thermal behavior of metal hydride could not be accurately measured because the samples were too small to satisfy the infinite boundary assumption that is required with TPS testing. Despite this, the TPS method was still considered an accurate method to measure thermal properties, because the values obtained from the stainless steel pellets were in good agreement with literature values.

Reference: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2008 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, 1 (2008) 9-13

DOI: 10.1115/HT2008-56311