Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bushnell, David L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Insulating materials||Heat--Conduction

Abstract

The Author attempted to directly measure the conductivities of three insulations by measuring the temperature gradient throughout a cubic shell of insulation surrounding a heat source: mineral wool, half-inch air gaps defined by aluminum foil and a two-inch air gap defined by nonreflective materials. This method provided some interesting comparitive results despite its quantitative results not comparing favorably with the standard guarded hot-plate method.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 37)

Extent

v, 37 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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