Accession Number : AD1008913

Title :   Design and Construction of a Thermal Contact Resistance and Thermal Conductivity Measurement System

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Deigel,Christopher R

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : This study was aimed at the development of an accurate thermal contact resistance and thermal conductivity measurement system that was simple enough to be constructed and operated by multiple users. A method based on Fouriers Law of Conduction was developed. The purpose of this device is to analyze component interfaces and advanced material applications within Department of Defenses energy systems to improve fuel efficiency and performance.

Descriptors :   thermal conductivity , measurement , theses , energy efficiency , advanced materials , heat transfer , accuracy , sampling , sensitivity , construction , equations , temperature , plates , models , prototypes , thermocouples

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE