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Thermal Conductivity 29/Thermal Expansion 17
edited by John R. Koenig

Thermal Conductivity 29/Thermal Expansion 17 comprises 52 original papers specially selected and edited from the ITCC 29/ITES17 conference, held in June 2007 at the University of Alabama, with support from the Southern Research Institute.

  • Selected and fully refereed presentations on thermal conductivity
  • Thermal conductivity for composites, nanomaterials, ceramics, metals and more
  • Sensors, measurement, and modeling
  • Insulation, bulk materials, plastics, particles, thin films, nuclear, and aerogels
New areas covered in this book include thermoelectrics, nuclear and aerospace materials, including the James Webb Space Telescope.


1. Plenary Session

  • A Return to Innovative Engineering Design, Critical Thinking and Systems Engineering
2. Building Insulation Materials
  • Comparative Methodology of Energetic Performance of Buildings
  • Infrared Spectroscopy of Cellulose Insulation
  • Measuring the Impact of Experimental Parameters upon the Estimated Thermal Conductivity of Closed-Cell Foam Insulation Subjected to an Accelerated Aging Protocol
  • Partial Pressure Profiles of Blowing Agent Gas in Polymer Foams having Non-Uniform Density
  • Vacuum Insulation Panels with Supporting Elements in Tension
  • Performance of Thermal Insulation Containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Material
  • Status of NIST Thermal Insulation Reference Materials
  • Use of Phase-Change Materials to Enhance the Thermal Performance of Building Insulations
3. Alloys, Ceramics, and Composites
  • Thermal Properties of Crystalline Silver Bromide in the Temperature Range 77-350K
  • High Thermal Conductivity A1N from Combustion Synthesized A1N Powder
  • Thermophysical Properties of Pyroceram 9606 Over the Temperature Range of 90 to 1370 K
  • Thermophysical Characterization of Calcium Fluoride throughMelting
  • Pore-Forming Agents for the Preparation of Thermally Insulating Ceramics
  • Development and Thermal Property Evaluation of Chilled Aluminum Alloy-Corundum Particulate Composite for Automotive Applications
  • Thermal Contact Resistance Measurement between Conductive Particles and Matrix in Polymer Composites
  • Study of the Thermal Expansion Characteristics of Ni53.6Mn27.1Ga19.3 Alloy
  • Cryogenic Material Properties Database—Update 2007
  • Thermophysical Properties of Polyethylene Filled with Silver Coated Polyamide Particles
4. Phase Change Materials
  • Phase Change Detection with Special Coated Heat Flux Transducers
  • Characterization and Evaluation of a Mass Efficient Heat Storage Device
5. Films and Coatings
  • Thin Films Thermal Conductivity Measurement System Based on Pulsed Photothermal Radiometry and its Application to Industrial Wear Resistant Films
  • Processing and Thermal Properties of Diamond Films for Heat Spreader Applications in Electronics
6. Fibrous and Aerogel Materials
  • Thermal Conductivity of Mechanically Compressed Fiber Insulation Materials in a Wide Temperature Range: New Test Method and Experimental Results
  • Measurement of Heat Transfer in Unbonded Silica Fibrous Insulation and Comparison with Theory
  • Thermal Testing and Analysis of an Efficient High-Temperature Multi-Screen Internal Insulation
  • Thermal Conductivity of Titania-Opacified Aerogels Versus Microporous Silica
  • Nonflammable, Hydrophobic Aerogel Composites for Cryogenic Applications
7. Fluids
  • Thermal Conductivity of Liquids: Correlations and Experimental Evidence
  • Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Humid Air: A First Approach
  • Review on Gas Thermal Conductivity in Porous Materials and Knudsen Effect
8. Experimental Materials
  • Thermal Modeling and Experimental Characterization of a Facility for Testing Materials in Simulated Reentry Profiles
  • Thermal Performance Testing of Cryogenic Insulation Systems
  • Different Ways of Evaluating Thermal Transport Properties from Measurements with the Transient Plane Source (Hot Disk) Method
  • Further Progress in the Development of a Slug Calorimeter for Evaluating the Apparent Thermal Conductivity of Fire Resistive Materials
  • Thermophysical Sensors: Theory and Application of the Hot Ball
  • Thin Heater Apparatus for Thermal Transmission Properties
  • Simultaneous Characterization of Thermophysical Properties using Two Different Methods
  • Improving Precision in Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Solid and Semi-Solid Polymers
  • Errors of the Heat Flow Meter Method Caused by Thermal Contact Resistance
  • Experimental and Computational Analysis of Natural Convection Over a Flat Plate at Different Angle Position with Constant Flux Heating
9. Thermal Modeling
  • Exponential Porosity Dependence of Thermal Conductivity
  • A Transfer-Function Approach to Characterizing Heat Transport in Water Calorimeters Used in Radiation Dosimetry
10. Thermal Emissivity
  • High Temperature Emissivity Measurement of Thermal Sprayed Ceramic Coatings
  • NIST Program for the Infrared Emittance Characterization of Materials
  • Emissivity Results on High Temperature Coatings for Refractory Composite Materials
  • Effects of Elevated Sample Temperature on Reflectance and Emittance Measurements
11. Thermal Expansion
  • Notable Observations for a Cryogenic Thermal Expansion Facility
  • The JPL Cryogenic Dilatometer: Measuring the Thermal Expansion Coefficient of Aerospace Materials
  • A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Influence of Atomic Scale Interfaces on the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Composite Materials
  • Interferometric Technique for the Thermal Expansion Behavior of Carbon Nanocomposites
  • Thermal Expansion Measurements on a Proposed Reference Material to be Used for Low and High Temperatures

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edited by John R. Koenig
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