Thermal conductivity of building materials: an overview of its determination

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Latif, E, Rhydwen, G R, Wijeyesekera, D.Chitral, Tucker, Simon, Ciupala, A. and Newport, D. 2011. Thermal conductivity of building materials: an overview of its determination. Advances in Computing and Technology. University of East London, London Jan 2011 London University of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering.
AuthorsLatif, E, Rhydwen, G R, Wijeyesekera, D.Chitral, Tucker, Simon, Ciupala, A. and Newport, D.
TypeConference paper
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.

Keywordsthermal conductivity; construction materials
Year2011
ConferenceAdvances in Computing and Technology
PublisherUniversity of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering
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Deposited28 Mar 2012
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1491
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Latif, E., Prutean, M., Rhydwen, G.R., Wijeyesekera, D.C., Tucker, S., Ciupala, M.A., Newport, D., (2011) Thermal conductivity of building materials: an overview of its determination, Advances in Computing and Technology, University of East London, January 2011, 15-22.

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