International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 217–224 | Cite as

Thermal conductivity of n-tridecane at pressures up to 500 MPa in the temperature range 35–75°C

  • M. Mustafa
  • M. Sage
  • W. A. Wakeham


Thermal conductivity coefficients are reported for liquid n-tridecane along three isotherms, 35, 48, and 73°C, and for pressures from 20 to 500 MPa. The measurements have been made with a transient hot-wire instrument, and the results, when corrected for the effects of radiation absorption, have an estimated uncertainty of ±0.7%. The thermal conductivity as a function of density along isotherms can be represented by means of the same form of equation as that found suitable for other normal alkanes, and this is based upon a heuristic modification of the van der Waals theory of liquids.

Key words

high pressure n-alkanes n-tridecane thermal conductivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mustafa
    • 1
  • M. Sage
    • 1
  • W. A. Wakeham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical TechnologyImperial CollegeLondonEngland

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