Study on general calculating method of thermal conductivity for porous materials

X. Dehong1, D. Zheng1, H. Xuejun2 and L. Xin3

1University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing, P.R. China
2School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, P.R. China
3Beijing Society of Thermophysics and Energy Engineering, Beijing , P.R. China

Keywords: thermal conductivity
property: thermal conductivity
material: porous material

According to the internal heat-transfer mechanism of porous materials, a general Binarization Array method is established for calculating thermal conductivity of porous materials. Based on the method, the thermal conductivities of 3-D closed-cell foam aluminum and 2-D alumina-silicate refractory fiber materials are calculated, which fit very well with the experimental results proving the correctness and universality of the method.

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