A PC- Based Transient Method for Thermal Conductivity Measurement.

  • A.K. Singh Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Keywords: Propellant oxidisers, Thermal conductivity, Automated measurements, Thermal probes


In this paper, an indigenously developed thermal probe has been interfaced with a PC for automated measurement of thermal conductivity (K ). The developed system has been calibrated and standardised by measuring K of glycerol. The maximum percentage error, for repeated sets of observations, was within 7.29 per cent of standard value reported for glycerol. This methodology has been successfully employed for measuring K of propellant oxidisers, additives, binders, etc.

Author Biography

A.K. Singh, Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Dr AK Singh received his PhD from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, in 1992. Presently, he isworking at the Guided Missiles Faculty, Institute of Armament Technology, Pune. His areas ofresearch include: PC-based intrumentation, thermal sensors, laser instrumentation and smartmaterials. He has published more than 20 papers in national/international journals.


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How to Cite
Singh, A. (2013). A PC- Based Transient Method for Thermal Conductivity Measurement. Defence Science Journal, 50(4), 343-350. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.50.3744
Applied Physics & Fluid Dynamics