An experimental procedure for measuring the thermal contact resistance of layered specimens under normal stress is described. Results for as-rolled SA-516-70 steel layers are used to establish a functional relationship between contact resistance and stress. The relationship is employed in a finite element formulation in order to predict transient temperature distributions. Agreement between the finite element results and the experimentally determined temperature profiles is good.
Measurements of Thermal Contact Resistance for Steel Layered Vessels
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Tauchert, T. R., Leigh, D. C., and Tracy, M. A. (August 1, 1988). "Measurements of Thermal Contact Resistance for Steel Layered Vessels." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. August 1988; 110(3): 335–337. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3265608
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