In the current paper a novel methodology accounting for both the heater heat capacity and the imperfect thermal contact between a thin heater and a specimen is proposed. In particular, the volumetric heat capacity of the heater is considered by modelling it as a lumped capacitance body; while the imperfect thermal contact by means of a contact resistance. Thus, the experimental apparatus consisting of three layers (specimen-heater-specimen) is reduced to a single finite layer (sample) subject to a ‘non-classical’ boundary condition at the heated surface, known as sixth kind. Once the temperature solution is derived analytically using the Laplace transform method, the scaled sensitivity coefficients are computed analytically at the interface between the heater and the sample (heater side and sample side) and at the sample backside. By applying the proposed methodology to a lab-controlled experiment available in the specialized literature, a reduction of the thermal properties values of about 1.4 % is observed for a high-conductivity material (Armco iron).

Effect of heat source and imperfect contact on simultaneous estimation of thermal properties of high-conductivity materials

Giampaolo D’Alessandro
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Filippo de Monte
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2019

Abstract

In the current paper a novel methodology accounting for both the heater heat capacity and the imperfect thermal contact between a thin heater and a specimen is proposed. In particular, the volumetric heat capacity of the heater is considered by modelling it as a lumped capacitance body; while the imperfect thermal contact by means of a contact resistance. Thus, the experimental apparatus consisting of three layers (specimen-heater-specimen) is reduced to a single finite layer (sample) subject to a ‘non-classical’ boundary condition at the heated surface, known as sixth kind. Once the temperature solution is derived analytically using the Laplace transform method, the scaled sensitivity coefficients are computed analytically at the interface between the heater and the sample (heater side and sample side) and at the sample backside. By applying the proposed methodology to a lab-controlled experiment available in the specialized literature, a reduction of the thermal properties values of about 1.4 % is observed for a high-conductivity material (Armco iron).
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