# Calculating heat flux (Q) without thermal conductivity (K)

1. Oct 21, 2015

### gphsuvat

How to calculate K or Q without one or the other?
For example, if the material is unknown (but cannot test density, or melting temperature)
how would you test heat flux?

Q=K(Th-Tc)/(x)

Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
2. Oct 22, 2015

### CWatters

In the homework section the rules require you to make an attempt to answer.

Perhaps think about other experiments that involve measuring heat or power.