Header menu link for other important links
Development of experimental methodology for estimation of thermo-physical properties of engineering materials using inverse method
Prithiviraajan R.N., Somasundharam S.,
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 22
In the present article, a novel experimental methodology is proposed for the simultaneous estimation of unknown thermal conductivity (k) and specific heat capacity (cp) of engineering materials. The experimental method involves radiative heating of the test sample and measuring its temperature response at two different locations. Proper arrangements have been made to realize one-dimensional heat conduction within the test sample. The one-dimensional heat conduction equation with convection-radiation heat loss boundary condition is considered as the forward model as it best mimics the experimental heat transfer. The inverse problem is formulated as a parameter estimation problem, and solved using Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. First, numerical estimations were carried out with synthetic temperature data. It was found that the time-dependent heat flux boundary condition is more suitable to estimate the properties of higher thermal conductivity materials. Then, real-time temperature measurements were carried out on Stainless Steel (SS), Mild Steel (MS), Brass (BS), Aluminium (Al), and Copper (Cu) test samples. The estimated k of SS, MS, BS, Al, and Cu in (W/(m K)) is 14.03, 54.63, 103.21, 221.53 and 379.89, respectively. And, the estimated cp of SS, MS, BS, Al, and Cu in (J/(kg K)) is 500.44, 460.84, 395.01, 939.58, and 398.43 respectively. The estimated thermal properties are also validated against experimentally measured values obtained using the Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) sensor. It was found that the estimated k and cp in case of SS has a deviation of 7% and 4%, respectively. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetThermal Science and Engineering Progress
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier Ltd
Open AccessNo