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Table of Contents

Abstract ..........................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.


List of Figures ................................................................................................................................. ii
List of Tables .................................................................................................................................. ii
Objectives ....................................................................................................................................... 3
Theory ............................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Conduction Heat Transfer ..........................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Fouriers Law of heat conduction ...........................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Three-Dimensional Heat Conduction .....................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
One-Dimensional Heat Conduction........................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Equipment ......................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Overview ....................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Procedure .......................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Exercise A: Brass and brass without thermal paste....................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Exercise B: Brass and brass with paste ......................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Exercise C: Brass, stainless steel and brass with paste ..............Error! Bookmark not defined.
Exercise D: Brass, aluminum and brass with paste ....................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Exercise E: Brass and brass with paste ......................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Exercise F: Brass and brass with paste.......................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Experimental Data .........................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Experimental Calculations .............................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Experimental Results .....................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Results and discussion ...................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Bibliography ..................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Nomenclature .................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

List of Figures

Figure 1: Means of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection and Radiation (2) . Error! Bookmark
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Figure 2: Schematic illustration of heat conduction through a rod. Particles on the hot side
vibrate more rapidly than that of the cold side. (4) ........................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Figure 3: Schematic of a Long Cylindrical Insulated Bar (5) ........Error! Bookmark not defined.
Figure 4: Elemental volume for three dimensional conduction analysis. Adapted (1) .......... Error!
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Figure 5: Elemental volume for one-dimensional heat-conduction analysisError! Bookmark not
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Figure 6: One-dimensional heat transfer through composite wall. Error! Bookmark not defined.
Figure 7: The thermal Contact Resistance effect between two materials .... Error! Bookmark not
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Figure 8: HT11 Linear Conduction Accessory ..............................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Figure 9: HT10XC Heat Transfer Service Unit .............................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Figure 10: Temperature profile for Stainless Steel and aluminum specimens ... Error! Bookmark
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Figure 11: Temperature profile for a brass-paste-brass system at different voltages ........... Error!
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Figure 12: Contact Resistance Coefficient (hc) for a Brass-Brass system ... Error! Bookmark not
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List of Tables
Table 1: Contact Conductance of typical surfaces (1) ..................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Table 2: Different Temperature with distance variation ................Error! Bookmark not defined.
Table 3: Thermal conductivity and contact resistance experimental values for different metal
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Objectives

Determine the thermal conductivity of three different materials (Brass,


Aluminum and Stainless Steel).
Observe if there is a dependency in the thermal conduction of brass in
function of temperature.
Observe the effect of contact resistance on thermal conduction.