The authors obtained a collection of crosslinked closed cell polyethlyene foams from a commercial supplier and then characterized the thermal properties of these foams. The characterization involved the use of the TPS technique to measure thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. It was found that increasing density resulted in a decreased thermal diffusivity and an increased specific heat capacity per unit volume. A theoretical model was developed to ...

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 metallurgical route. Computed tomography was first used in order to measure the density of a given area of the sample and this density was then used in the TPS measurements in order to generate local effective thermal conductivity values....

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 TPS technique was found to be sensitive to the in-homogeneities created from the foaming process; therefore the foaming process is an important factor in the determination of thermal conductivity of a given foam. The authors also combined several theoretical models ...