Correlation between thermal conductivity and the thickness of selected insulation materials for building wall

T.m. Indra Mahlia, B. N. Taufiq, Ismail, H. H. Masjuki

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Abstract

Correlation between thermal conductivity and the thickness of selected insulation materials for building wall has been analyzed. The study has found that a relationship between the thermal conductivity (k) and optimum thickness (xopt) of insulation material is non-linear which obeys a polynomial function of xopt = a + bk + ck2, where a = 0.0818, b = -2.973, and c = 64.6. This relationship will be very useful for practical use to estimate the optimum thickness of insulation material in reducing the rate of heat flow through building wall by knowing its thermal conductivity only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-187
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2007

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Insulation
Thermal conductivity
Polynomials
Heat transfer

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 39, No. 2, 01.02.2007, p. 182-187.

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