Uncertainty analysis of thermal conductivity measurements in materials for energy-efficient buildings

L. Laghi, F. Pennecchi, G. Raiteri

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The accuracy of thermal conductivity measurements is even more requested for materials characterization in energy-efficient buildings field. ENEA-UTTMATF and CertiMaC research group, as national institute and private laboratory respectively, cooperate in development of new measurement and analysis methods applied to buildings materials and their performances. For what concerns this kind of measurements, an Heat Flow-meter Transducer (HFT) is used. In order to give to both customers and other research institutes involved in the same field (e.g. International Comparison or International Round Robin Tests) the most exhaustive evaluation of the tested material thermal conductivity, a complete uncertainty analysis is implemented on the HFT measures. This uncertainty analysis, developed accordingly to the international standards and with the contribution of INRiM Institute, is described in this paper. © EDP Sciences 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141 - 151
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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