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Current status of transport properties of hydrogen



Jacob W. Leachman, Bryce Jacobson, Steven Penoncello, Marcia L. Huber


This paper contains an analysis of transport properties of hydrogen, particularly thermal conductivity and viscosity, which are needed for many applications in system analysis and design. It includes a review of the current standard transport property models for normal hydrogen and parahydrogen, which are based on measurement and correlation work done before the mid 1980s, and presents comparisons of properties calculated using those models to available experimental data. Data measured and published after the completion of the current transport property standards for both normal hydrogen and parahydrogen are included in the comparisons. Recommendations for new experimental measurements needed and for new transport property formulations for normal hydrogen and parahydrogen are included.
International Journal of Thermophysics


hydrogen, model, normal hydrogen, parahydrogen, transport properties


Leachman, J. , Jacobson, B. , Penoncello, S. and Huber, M. (2007), Current status of transport properties of hydrogen, International Journal of Thermophysics, [online], (Accessed June 12, 2024)


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Created August 20, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021