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Thermal Conductivity of Porous Material

by jeallison
Tags: conductivity, heat, porous, thermo
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Feb9-13, 03:59 PM
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does anyone know where this equation regarding the thermal conductivity of porous material K=K[itex]_{}0[/itex][(1-P)[itex]/(1-B P[/itex])] comes from? I know B has to do with thermal density, but I have no idea what P is? let alone the origins of the equation. This has to do with beds of spherical material.

background: I'm doing a lit review for a graduate student and I'm stuck on this particular equation, and she doesn't know much about it either.

thanks!
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