This article aimed to illustrate the Transient plane source (TPS) method’s abilities in measuring the local thermal conductivity of metal foams and detecting their in-homogeneities. The Hot Disk TPS ...Read More
Papers Author: E. Solorzano
As the world works to combat climate change, focus has turned to reducing energy use. More efficient thermal insulation could drastically reduce the energy use of residential homes. In this ...Read More
Minerals are often added to polypropylene (PP) foams to improve thermal conductivity. The aim of this study was to test and compare the thermal conductivity of unfilled, magnesium hydroxide (Mg(...Read More
Thermal conductivity of metallic hollow sphere structures: An experimental, analytical and comparative study
A variety of metallic hollow sphere structures were prepared with different metals, values for diameter and shell thickness and their densities were predicted using analytical/empirical models. From these densities, ...Read More
Using the transient plane source (TPS) method, the thermal conductivities of a series of magnesium integral foams have been measured experimentally. The main factor contributing to the thermal conductivity of ...
Keywords: Bulk Density, Magnesium Integral Foams, Micro-Computed Tomography, Micro-Computed Tomography (µCT), Thermal Conductivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, µCTRead More
The present study look at the creation of unfilled and carbon nanofibre (CNF)-filled polypropylene (PP) foams, and their subsequent testing of thermal and mechanical properties. The testing of thermal ...
Keywords: Carbon Nanofibers, Carbon nanofibers (CNFs), CNF, Compression-Moulding, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, Electrical Conductivity, Fillers, Foam Density, High Performance, Nanofibre Volume Fraction, Polymer composites, polypropylene, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, specific surface area, TEM, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Transmission electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)Read More
Through the use of the transient plane source method the researchers were able to measure the thermal conductivity of a collection of cellular metals as well as the in- homogeneities ...Read More
Density gradients in aluminium foams: characterisation by computed tomography and measurements of the effective thermal conductivity
Through the use of computed tomography and the TPS method, the authors of this article were able to calculate local effective thermal conductivities of aluminium foams synthesized through the powder ...Read More
An experimental study on the thermal conductivity of aluminium foams by using the transient plane source method
A collection of AlSi7 foams (porosities 0.5 to 0.8) were analyzed using the TPS technique in order to determine thermal conductivity. Increased density was found to lead to increased thermal conductivity. The ...Read More