The object of this work was to investigate the effect that heat losses from the "insulated" face of thin foil heat flux meters has upon the sensitivity of heat flux meters. In the past it has been characteristic of any analysis done on heat flux meters to assume that the insulation on the back face of the foil was a perfect insulator and thereby neglect the effects of heat losses from this "insulated" face. It is hoped that the information given in this thesis will be of value in determining how the geometric and heat transfer parameters affect the operation and sensitivity of heat flux meters. It is also hoped that this study will be of value in the design of heat flux meters and has advanced the state of the art of heat flux metering.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stevens, Mont Johnson, "Analysis and Discussion of the Effect of Heat Loss from the "Insulated" Face of Thin Foil Heat Flux Meters" (1964). Theses and Dissertations. 7198.
Heat, Flow meters