Thermal conductivity of building materials: an overview of its determination

Eshrar Latif, Simon Tucker, Mihaela Anca Ciupala, Darryl Newport, Ranyl Rhydwen , Marian Pruteanu , Devapriya Chitral Wijeyesekera

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Abstract

A range of instruments are available to measure thermal conductivity of building
materials. Some of these tools are heat-flow meter, hot plate, hot box and heat transfer analyzer. Thermal conductivity data derived by using different instruments can be different from each other. Implication of these variations in thermal conductivity is significant in terms of commercial profile of the insulations and also in terms of calculating energy saving in large scale use of that specific insulation. Thus it is important to know which of the measuring instrument for thermal conductivity can produce relatively accurate and
representative result. This paper firstly looks at the methods and instrument for measuring thermal conductivity of building materials and secondly compares and analyses the results of testing thermal conductivity of fibrous insulations using a heat analyzer and a hot plate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages15-22
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAdvances in Computing and Technology: The School of Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, 6th Annual Conference 2011 - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 20111 Jan 2011

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ConferenceAdvances in Computing and Technology: The School of Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, 6th Annual Conference 2011
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/01/111/01/11

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Latif, E., Tucker, S., Ciupala, M. A., Newport, D., Rhydwen , R., Pruteanu , M., & Wijeyesekera, D. C. (2011). Thermal conductivity of building materials: an overview of its determination. 15-22. Paper presented at Advances in Computing and Technology: The School of Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, 6th Annual Conference 2011, London, UK United Kingdom.