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

Wireless sensor network for estimating building performance
Authors: Mario Frei, Chirag Deb, Ruben Standler, Zoltab Nagy, Arno Schlueter
Automation in Construction, 111 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2019.103043

Prediction of the effective thermal conductivity of porous building blocks based on their pore structure
Author: Wouter Van de Valle,
Ph.D dissertation at KU Leuven (2019)
URL: https://lirias.kuleuven.be/retrieve/546672

Experimental validation of a steady periodic analytical model for Breathing Walls
Authors: A. Alongi, A. Angelotti, L. Mazzarella
Building and environment, 168 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106509

Elevating low-emissivity film for lower thermal transmittance
Authors: Rui Kou, Ying Zhong, Jeongmin Kin, Qingyang Wang, Meng Wang, Renkun Chen, Yu Qiao
Energy and Building, 193 (2019)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.03.033

The Cold Tube: Membrane assisted radiant cooling for condensation-free outdoor comfort in the tropics
Authors: Eric Teilbaum, Kian Wee Chen, Forrest Meggers, Jovan Pantelic, Dorit Aviv, Adam Rysanek
Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 1343 (2019)
Available at: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012080

Reduced scale hot-box method for thermal characterization of window insulation materials
Authors: Xinpeng Zhao, Sohrab A. Mofid, Majed R. Al Hulayel, Gabriel W. Saxe, Bjorn Petter Jelle, Ronggui Yang.
Applied Thermal Engieneering, 160 (2019)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114026

Thermal bridge effect of vertical diagonal tie connectors in precast concrete sandwich panels: an experimental and computational study
Authors: Paul Klõšeiko, Reimo Piir, Marti Jeltsov, and Targo Kalamees
E3SWeb of Conferences 172, 8001 0 (2020)

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202017208001


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)

Experimental analysis on Li-ion battery local heat distribution
Authors: Rania Rizk, Hasna Louahlia, Pierre Schaetzel, Guven Alcicek
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 138 (2019)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-019-08283-9

Angstrom configuration for absolute measurement on heat losses of metal sample by active thermography
Authors: Teodoro Cordova, Rosario L. Romero, Rumen Ivanov, Jesús Villa, Daniel Alaniz
Infrared Physics and Technology, 105 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2020.103190

Sustainable freshwater production using passive membrane distillation and waste heat recovery from portable generator sets
Authors: Matteo Morciano, Matteo Fasano, Luca Bergamasco, Alessandro Albiero, Mario Lo Curzio, Pietro Asinari, Eliodoro Chiavazzo
Applied Energy, 258 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114086

Heat generation in all-solid-state supercapacitators with graphene electrodes and gel electrolytes
Authors: Ampol Likitchatchawankun, Arpan Kundu, Obaidallah Munteshari, Timothy S. Fischer, Laurent Pilon
Electrochimica Acta, 303 (2019)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.02.031

In Operando Calorimetric Measurements for Electrochemical Capacitors
Author: Obaidallah Mohammad Munteshari
Ph. Dissertation at UCLA available on https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2gx4105g

Thermal signature of ion intercalation and surface redox reactions mechanisms in model pseudocapacitive electrodes
Authors: Obaidallah Munteshari, Jonathan Lau,  Ampol Likitchatchawankun, Bing-Ang Mei, Christopher S. Choi, Danielle Butts, Bruce S. Dunn, Laurent Pilon
Electrochimica Acta, 307 (2019)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.03.185

Aero- and thermodynamical optimization of cooling tunnels for chocolate systems
Author: Lucas Grob
Doctoral Thesis presented at the ETH (Zurich), in 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000418909

Passive cooling of Li-Ion cells with direct-metal-laser-sintered aluminium heat exchangers filled with phase change materials
Author: S. Landini, R. Waser, A. Stamatiou, R. Ravotti, J. Worlitschek, T.S. O`Donovan
Applied German Engineering, 173, 5 June 2020, 115238
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115238

Dynamic Model-Based Monitoring of Human Thermal Comfort for Real-Time and Adaptive Control Applications
Author: Ali Youseff, Nicolás Caballero and Jean Marie Arts
Biomedical, Journal of Scientific and Technical Research 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26717/BJSTR.2019.19.003350



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