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    • Keywords


      Moisture content; effective thermal conductivity; water vapour diffusion; vapour pressure gradient

    • Abstract


      A numerical model has been described to estimate the effective thermal conductivity of moist soils, considering the effective continuous medium approximation and taking all possible interactions. Numerical solutions of the exact formulations are presented. Experimental measurements have been carried out for the thermal conductivity of dune sand at different moisture contents employing the method of unsteady state line source. The predicted and measured values show reasonable agreement.

    • Author Affiliations


      Ashok K Singh1 Ramvir Singh1 D R Chaudhary1

      1. Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 004, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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