Thermal Conductivity of Nylons and Apiezon Greases

  • T. Ashworth
  • J. E. Loomer
  • M. M. Kreitman
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)


Thermal conductivity measurements have been carried out on two brands of type 66 nylon and four Apiezon greases (L, M, N, and T). Recent linear heat-flow data, when compared with previous data, indicated a possibility of anisotropic effects in nylon; it was sought to confirm this with the thermal comparator investigation reported here. The conductivity of the greases is not well suited to measurement by the adiabatic linear flow technique, so a simple, unguarded plate apparatus has been designed which accommodates the large contractions of the sample on cooling.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ashworth
    • 1
  • J. E. Loomer
    • 1
  • M. M. Kreitman
    • 2
  1. 1.South Dakota School of Mines & TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  2. 2.University of DaytonDaytonUSA

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