Effect of dimensions and thermal properties of heat flux gage on local heat flux

Indrani Sengupta-Deo, Mukund V. Karwe

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Steady-state errors in the output in a thin foil-type heat flux gage have been calculated using conduction heat transfer analysis. These errors are a result of differences in the thermal properties and the geometry of the substrate and the gage. It was shown that the error in measuring steady state heat flux is affected by the ratio of the substrate to gage thickness ratio, substrate to gage thermal conductivity ratio, and the surface heat transfer coefficient. The amount of error varied between +40% to -20% for the cases considered. However, the errors were within 4% in most cases with a surface heat transfer coefficient was less than 10 W/m2K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 15 1998Nov 20 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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