"Many pieces of equipment have been designed to determine the thermal conductivity of solids. They all, however, depend on the application of Fourier's equation of heat conduction in solids to determine the thermal conductivity. The apparatus used in this investigation is a modification of the guarded hot plate method used by the American Society for Testing Materials. Operation of the device is given in a step by step procedure both as a guide for others and also to show how it was operated during calibration of the apparatus. Data obtained in the calibration is given in tabular and graphical form to show how the results compared with published data of the test specimens used. The difference between the experimental data and the published data appears to be a constant error which is explained and commented upon. The relative merits of the procedure used, as well as recommendations for improvement of the procedure, are given for the determination of the thermal conductivity of solids over a varying temperature range"--Abstract, page iii.
Remington, Charles R., 1924-2013
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Culp, Archie W., Jr.
Wolf, Robert V., 1929-1999
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 37 pages
© 1963 Alan Edward Stephenson, All rights reserved.
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Stephenson, Alan Edward, "The design, construction, and calibration of an apparatus to determine the thermal conductivity of solids" (1963). Masters Theses. 5939.