Prediction of Thermal Conductance of Metallic Surfaces in Contact

@inproceedings{Levy1963PredictionOT,
  title={Prediction of Thermal Conductance of Metallic Surfaces in Contact},
  author={Salomon Levy and Warren Max Rohsenow},
  year={1963}
}
A mathematical analysis of a thermal contact is first carried out on an idealized shape of contact point. The thermal conductance is expressed in terms of the thermal conductivities of the metals and of the fluid filling the voids, the real area in contact, the number of contact points per unit area, and the volume average thickness of the void gaps. A method is given for the determination of the above physical properties of a contact. To use this method the following measurements are needed… CONTINUE READING