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Undergraduate Heat Transfer Experiment: Measurement Of Thermal Conductivity Of Liquids And Gases

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Unique Laboratory Experiments & Programs Poster Session

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10.1366.1 - 10.1366.9



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Jr., Donald Mueller

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Hosni Abu-Mulaweh

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Determining physical properties of substances is an important subject in many advanced engineering applications. Physical properties of liquids and gases, such as thermal conductivity, play an important role in the design of a wide variety of engineering applications such as heat exchangers. This paper describes an undergraduate junior-level heat transfer experiment designed for students to determine the thermal conductivity of liquids and gases. Details of the experimental apparatus, testing procedure, data reduction, and sample results are presented. One of the objectives of this experiment is to strengthen and reinforce some of the heat transfer concepts, such as conduction, covered in the classroom lectures. The experimental setup is simple, the procedure is straightforward, and students’ feedback is very positive.

Mueller, J. D., & Abu-Mulaweh, H. (2005, June), Undergraduate Heat Transfer Experiment: Measurement Of Thermal Conductivity Of Liquids And Gases Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14483

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