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Publication Citation: Assessing the Measurement Uncertainty of Thermophysical Properties

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Author(s): Robert R. Zarr;
Title: Assessing the Measurement Uncertainty of Thermophysical Properties
Published: September 02, 2009
Abstract: A generalized approach for the expression of measurement uncertainty consistent with current international practice is presented. The approach is applicable to all kinds of quantitative measurements including measurements of thermophysical properties. A brief example for the uncertainty assessment for steady-state thermal transmission properties determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 1016 mm guarded-hot-plate apparatus is discussed.
Conference: 30th International Thermal Conductivity Conference and 18th International Thermal Expansion Symposium
Proceedings: Thermal Conductivity 30/Thermal Expansion 18
Pages: 7 pp.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Dates: August 29-September 2, 2009
Keywords: building technology; BIPM; calibration; guarded hot plate; GUM; thermal conductivity; thermal insulation; thermophysical properties; standard uncertainty; expanded uncertainty
Research Areas: High Performance Buildings, Building and Fire Research, Sustainability Metrics and Tools