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Title: Study on thermal conductivity of gas phase in nano-porous aerogel
Authors: Bi, C
Tang, GH
Sheng, Q
Fu, B
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Thermal conductivity;Nano-porous aerogel;Gas phase;Thermal transpiration
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 65
Abstract: Nano-porous aerogel has an ultra low thermal conductivity and is usually used as the super insulator. To evaluate the insulation performance of the aerogel, we focus on studying the thermal conductivity of gas phase in the aerogel. We present a modified model to take into account the effect of nonuniform pore-size distribution on the gaseous thermal conductivity, and the present model predicts more agreement results with available data than the existing models. The gaseous thermal conductivity of the aerogel at high temperature gradient condition is also numerically studied. We also study the effect of the thermal transpiration flow on the gaseous thermal conductivity, and the results shows that the thermal transpiration flow effect leads to a reduction of the gaseous thermal conductivity.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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