SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Use of Two Heat Flow Transducers for Transient Thermal Measurements on Porous Insulating Materials


A method for measuring the apparent thermal conductivity of fibrous insulating materials under non-steady-state conditions is presented. The apparatus comprises one specimen and two heat flow transducers.

Equations describing the variation of heat flow as a function of time and position are given. These equations are used to derive thermal transient properties from the heat flux measured on the cold and hot sides of the specimens.

Finally, measurements on a variety of fibrous insulating materials are presented. These measurements show good agreement between the apparent thermal conductivities measured under transient and steady-state conditions. A significant reduction in test times compared to classic measurements with a single heat flow transducer apparatus was obtained.

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Langlais, C
Centre De Recherches Industrielles de Rantigny, Rantigny, France
Boulant, J
Centre De Recherches Industrielles de Rantigny, Rantigny, France
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Developed by Committee: C16
Pages: 510–521
DOI: 10.1520/STP23326S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5109-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1278-0