Heat flux sensing in research applications

gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors are used by scientists at world class research institutes in very diverse applications. Below you can find a continuously updated list of publications of research conducted with gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors categorized according to application. Contact us if a publication is missing or if you would like to discuss your application.


Thermic insulation properties determined with heat flux sensors

Reduced-scale hot box method for thermal characterization of window insulation materials
Authors: Xingpeng Zhao et al.
Applied Thermal Engineering 2019, Vol. 160
Full publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114026

Lowering Emissivity of Concrete Roof Tile’s Underside Cuts Down Heat Entry to the Building
Authors: Xuejun Chen, Lei Wang, Zhikui Liu, Yinghong Qin, and Ting Bao
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering Volume 2019
Full publication: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2019/5438321/

Elevating low-emissivity film for lower thermal transmittance
Authors: Rui Kou et al.
Energy and Buildings, Vol. 193, 2019
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Thermal and structural performance of geopolymer concrete containing phase change material encapsulated in expanded clay
Authors: Ahmed Hassan, Adbel-Hamid I. Mourad, Yasir Rashid, Najif Ismail, Mohammad Shakeel Laghari
Energy and Buildings Vol. 191, 2019
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An experimental study on thermal analyses of crushed-rock layers with single-size aggregates
Authors: Jiaming Zhang, Guoxing Mei, Thing Bao, Li-E Yan
Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 160, 2019
Full publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.02.001

Implementation of integrated wireless sensors technology in renovation of social housing buildings. A Danish case study
Authors: Hagar Elarga, Danai Alifragki, Carsten Rode
7th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC2018
Full publication: https://bit.ly/2qdnZ2s

Thermal behavior and energy saving analysis of a flat with different energy efficiency measures in six climates
Authors: El-Hadi Drissi Lamrhari, Brahim Benhamou
Building Simulation Vol. 11, 2018
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In situ experimental determination of the heat transmittance of a building wall
Authors: Milica Mirković Marjanović, Zorana Petojević, Radovan Gospavić, Goran Todorović
6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Contemporary achievements in civil engineering 20. April 2018. Subotica, SERBIA
Full publication: http://www.gf.uns.ac.rs/~zbornik/doc/NS2018.27.pdf

Estimation of thermal impulse response of a multi-layer building wall through in-situ experimental measurements in a dynamic regime with applications
Authors: Zorana Petojević, Radovan Gospavić, Goran Todorović
Applied Energy (2018)
Full publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.083

Implementation and validation of a 3D image-based prediction model for the thermal conductivity of cellular and granular porous building blocks
Authors: Wouter Van De Walle, Steven Claes, Hans Janssen
Construction and Building Materials (2018)
Full publication https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.105

Towards Automated Model Generation and Calibration to Facilitate Multi Building Scale Energy Modeling
Authors: Eesha Khanna, Allison Bernett, Timur Dogan
Proceedings of eSim 2018, the 10ᵗʰ conference of IBPSA-Canada Montréal, QC, Canada, May 9-10 (2018)
Full publication: https://bit.ly/2s27vuc

Minimal contact formation between hollow glass microparticles toward low-density and thermally insulating composite materials
Authors: Zhen Wang, Tao Zhang, Byung Kyu Park, Woo Il Lee, and David J. Hwang
Journal of Materials Science (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-0908-x

Breathing walls: The design of porous materials for heat exchange and decentralized ventilation
Authors: Salmaan Craig, Jonathan Grinham
Energy and Buildings (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.05.036

Inverse models for transient wall heat flux estimation based on single and multi-point temperature measurements
Authors: Mahesh Kumar Yadav,Sachin K.Singh, Ahsen Parwez, Sameer Khandekar
International Journal of Thermal Sciences (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.10.027

Improving the thermal behaviour of bricks by incorporating shape-stabilized phase change materials
Authors: A. Serrano, A. Acosta, I. Iglesias, J. F. Rodríguez, and M. Carmona
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (2017)
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/251/1/012115

Thermal performance of pneumaic cushions: an experimental evaluation
Authors: A. Alongi, A. Angelotti, A. Rizzo, A. Zanelli.
Proceedings of the TensiNet Symposium (2019), p. 580-591
DOI: 10.30448/ts2019.3245.02

Evaluating in-situ thermal transmittance measurement to analyze deviations between actual house thermal performance and modelled one by means of energy simulation software
Authors: F. Rezvani, I. Zabalza Bribián
Revista de la Construcción, 2019
DOI: 10.7764/RDLC.18.2.311

Thermal and Structural Characterization of Geopolymer-Coated Polyurethane Foam—Phase Change Material Capsules/Geopolymer Concrete Composites
Authors: A. Hassan, Y. Rashid, A.H. Mourad, N. Ismail, M.S. Laghari
Materials, 2019
DOI: 10.3390/ma12050796

Characterization of heat flux and thermal comfort in textiles

Porous, water-resistant multifilament yarn spun from gelatin
Authors: Philipp R. Stoessel, Urs Krebs, Rudolf Hufenus, Marcel Halbeisen, Martin Zeltner, Robert N. Grass, and Wendelin J. Stark
Biomacromolecules (2015)


Fundamental research with gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors

Experimental Analysis on Li-ion Battery Local Heat Distribution  
Authors: Rania Rizk, Hasna Louahlia, Hamid Gualous, Pierre Schaetzel, Guven Alcicek
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2019)
Full publication: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10973-019-08283-9

Effects of Constituent Materials on Heat Generation in Individual EDLC Electrodes 
Authors: Obaidallah Munteshari et al.
Journal of The Electrochemical Society (2018) 
Full publication: http://jes.ecsdl.org/content/165/7/A1547.full

Isothermal calorimeter for measurements of time-dependent heat generation rate in individual supercapacitor electrodes
Authors: Obaidallah Munteshari, Jonathan Lau, Atindra Krishnan, Bruce Dunn, Laurent Pilon
Journal of Power Sources (2018)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.11.012

Bioinspired microactuators for zero-power heat flux regulation
Authors: Moritz Thielen, Emir Sanusoglu, Florian Fürer, Nicolas Ehrenberg, Christofer Hierold
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2017)

Spontaneous self-dislodging of freezing water droplets and the role of wettability
Authors: Gustav Graeber, Thomas M. Schutzius, Hadi Eghlidi, Dimos Poulikakos
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2017)

A liquid-state thermal diode
Authors: Prudhvidhar R. Gaddam, Scott T. Huxtable, William A. Ducker
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2016)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.09.071

Solid-state thermal diode with shape memory alloys (SMA)
Authors: C.Y. Tso, Christopher Y.H. Chao
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2015)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.10.045

Hollow silica as an optically transparent and thermally insulating polymer additive
Authors: Lusi Ernawati, Takashi Ogi, Ratna Balgis, Kikuo Okuyama, Mario Stucki, Samuel C. Hess, and Wendelin J. Stark
Langmuir (2015)

Technical note: An experimental set-up to measure latent and sensible heat fluxes from (artificial) plant leaves
Authors: Schymanski, Stanislaus; Breitenstein, Daniel; Or, Dani
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (2017)

Experimental analysis and transient thermal modelling of a high capacity prismatic lithium-ion battery
Authors: Rania Rizk, Hasna Louahlia, Hamid Gualous, Pierre Schaetzel
International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer (2018)


Characterization of industrial production routes and proof of model simulations

Characteristics of Turbulent Airflow Deduced from Rapid Surface Thermal Fluctuations: An Infrared Surface Anemometer
Authors: Milad Aminzadeh, Daniel Breitenstein, Dani Or
Boundary-Layer Meteorology (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-017-0279-5 

An easily-deployable wireless sensor network for building energy performance assessment
Authors: Mario Frei, Johannes Hofer, Arno Schlüter, Zoltan Nagi
Energy Procedia (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.309

The prebound-effect in detail: real indoor temperatures in basements and measured versus calculated U-values
Authors: Caroline Hoffmann, Achim Geissler
Energy Procedia (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.301

Campus Energy Model: Using a Semi-Automated Workflow to Build Spatially Resolved Campus Building Energy Models for Climate Change and Net-Zero Scenario Evaluation
Authors: Thomas Suesser, Timur Dogan
Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference (2017)
DOI: http://bit.ly/2x8dq2X

Calibration of discrete element heat transfer parameters by central composite design
Authors: Zongquan Deng, Jinsheng Cui, Xuyan Hou, Shengyuan Jiang
Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10033-017-0072-x

Thermoelectric characterization of flexible micro-thermoelectric generators
Authors: D. Beretta, M. Massetti, G. Lanzani, and M. Caironi
Review of Scientific Instruments (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4973417

Modelling and compensation of thermally induced positioning errors in a high precision positioning application
Authors: Simon Züst, Philip Paul, Lukas Weiss, Konrad Wegener
International Federation of Automatic Control -Papers OnLine (IFAC-Papers OnLine) (2016)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.579

Local heat transfer characteristics of a nozzle array for batch drying of thin films under industrial process conditions
Authors: Michael Baunach, Stefan Jaiser, Philipp Cavadini, Philip Scharfer, Wilhelm Schabel
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research (2015)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11998-015-9712-1


Characterization of the gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor

Measurement issues associated with surface mounting of thermopile heat flux sensors
Authors: Sachin K.Singh, Mahesh Kumar Yadav, Sameer Khandekar
Applied Thermal Engineering (2016)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.12.076

The study of in-situ measurement method for wall thermal performance diagnosis of existing apartment
Authors: Kim Seohoon , Kim Jonghun, Yoo Seunghwan, Jeong Hakgeun, Song Kyoodong
Journal of the Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Enviroment (2016)
DOI: 10.12813/kieae.2016.16.4.071

A heat flux sensor setup
Author: Antti Immonen
Master's Thesis presented at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), 2019.
URL: https://lutpub.lut.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/159968/A_Heat_Flux_Sensor_Test_Setup_Immonen.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y