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Assessing the Measurement Uncertainty of Thermophysical Properties



Robert R. Zarr


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.
Proceedings Title
Thermal Conductivity 30/Thermal Expansion 18
Conference Dates
August 29-September 2, 2009
Conference Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Title
30th International Thermal Conductivity Conference and 18th International Thermal Expansion Symposium


building technology, BIPM, calibration, guarded hot plate, GUM, thermal conductivity, thermal insulation, thermophysical properties, standard uncertainty, expanded uncertainty


Zarr, R. (2009), Assessing the Measurement Uncertainty of Thermophysical Properties, Thermal Conductivity 30/Thermal Expansion 18, Pittsburgh, PA (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created September 2, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017