The current method of measuring thermal conductivity requires flat plates. For most common civil engineering materials, creating or extracting such samples is difficult. A prototype thermal conductivity experiment had been developed at Arizona State University (ASU) to test cylindrical specimens but proved difficult for repeated testing. In this study, enhancements to both testing methods were made. Additionally, test results of cylindrical testing were correlated with the results from identical materials tested by the Guarded Hot&ndashPlate; method, which uses flat plate specimens.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 64-65)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil and environmental engineering