Thermal Conductivity of Ceramic Fibres at High-Temperatures
Three ceramic ﬁbres VK-60, ABK and Nextel/VK-80 produced by the steam blowing and nozzle dissemination methods have been investigated for the effect of press load per unit area and temperatures using the advantageous transient plane source (ATPS) method in air. It was noticed that, with the increase of the aluminium content in the composition of the ceramic ﬁbres, the thermal conductivity of the material decreases and the isolation properties improved. The Nextel/VK-80 ﬁbre has the lowest and VK-60 the highest value of thermal conductivity at room temperature. The application of a press load results in an increase in the value of the thermal conductivity for all the ﬁbres analysed. ABK ﬁbres showed the least increase and Nextel/VK-80 registered an increase of about 10% in the value of thermal conductivity within the load increase from 0.6 to 6.6 kN m−2. However, above 6.6 kN m−2 the thermal conductivity of all the samples increased almost linearly. The thermal conductivity measurements as a function of temperature indicated the same trend for an increase in thermal conductivity for all the samples.
M. Anis-ur-Rehman "Thermal Conductivity of Ceramic Fibres at High-Temperatures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 55-57, pp. 349-352, 2008