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A GUARDED HOT PLATE METHOD FOR MEASURING THE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF METALS AND NON-METALS

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Schlosser, Frank P.
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1958
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Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
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The objective of this thesis was the design, assembly, and test of a guarded hot plate apparatus for the measurement of the thermal conductivity of metals and non-metals. Samples of naval brass, stainless steel, aluminum alloy, leather, soft rubber, corkboard, and asbestos slate were selected for the tests. Values obtained for the thermal conductivity of stainless steel, naval brass (with the larger electrical inputs to the heat source), rubber, and leather were within ten per cent of tabulated values. Results for the other samples did not correspond to known values. The experimental work was performed from January, 1958, through May, 1958, at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. The author is indebted to Professors P. F. Pucci and C. P. Howard for their guidance during this project. Acknowledgement is due to Mr. N. Walker and Mr. A. B. Rasmussen for their assistance in the manufacture of the principal elements at the machine shop of the Naval Postgraduate School.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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