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# Thermal Resources

#### Absolute vs Direct Thermal Conductivity

What is the difference between an absolute and direct (calibrated) measurement of thermal conductivity?

#### Blog

The Thermal Conductivity Blog features the latest announcements, news, perspectives, and more.

Free instructions on how to build your own thermal conductivity meter.

#### Calibrate & Test

Simulate testing of various absolute or calibrated methods.

#### Conduction Calculator

Simple calculator for determination of heat transfer between substances that are in direct contact with each other.

#### Glossary

List of definitions of commonly used terms in thermal conductivity industry

#### Materials Database

Over 1000 searchable materials, with corresponding thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, thermal effusivity, specific heat and density information.

#### Method Comparison

A convenient list to quickly compare specifications of 8 methods.

#### Paper Database

Hundreds of thermal conductivity papers searchable by testing method, application or author.

#### Penetration Calculator

Easy to use calculator to determine how far the heat from your measurement sensor penetrates into your sample.

#### Restoration of Antique Searle’s Bar

The overview of Searle’s Bar Experiment.

#### Rule of Mixtures Calculator

The heat capacity of a mixture can be calculated using the rule of mixtures.

#### Thermal Conductance Calculator

For materials which are non-homogenous or anisotropic are described with a more real world dependent term as Thermal Conduction.

#### Thermal Conductivity & Thermal Resistance Calculator

Calculates thermal resistance of a material when its thickness and thermal conductivity are known or measured.

Follow the exploits of some junior scientists as they discover thermal conductivity!

#### Thermal Conductivity Award

Recipients of the Thermal Conductivity Awards

#### Thermal Conductivity Experiments

Easy thermal conductivity science experiments for all ages.

#### Thermal Conductivity Pioneers

Read about the earliest and more recent pioneers in the field of thermal conductivity measurements.

#### Thermal Conductivity Renaissance Man

Addressing the measurement of thermal conductivity and related thermal transport properties by Ron Tye.

#### Thermal Properties Calculator

Simple calculator for determination of heat transfer between substances that are in direct contact with each other.

#### Thermal Properties Converter

Convenient conversions between different units of Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, and Specific Heat.

#### Thermal Resistance in Series Calculator

Convenient conversions between different units of Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, and Specific Heat.

#### Thermal Simulation Software – Energy2D

Free simulation software suitable to academics, students, or anyone looking to have fun with heat transfer

#### Top Ten Resources

A collection of Top 10 resources, ideas, tools, etc for people interested in thermal conductivity.

#### Uncertainty of Calibration

The calculator determines the uncertainty of comparative thermal conductivity methods.

#### We Measure Everything

We measure everything from Solids, liquids, fabrics, textile and more.

#### What is Thermal Conductivity?

An easy to understand explanation of Thermal Conductivity and its importance.