Introduction

gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors can be applied in various scientific research areas. Their aim is to improve thermal processes, enhance characterization of certain materials or improve existing/new models of material properties. In this section you will find peer-reviewed academic publications with use of our sensors.

Researchers at renowned academic institutes, including ETH, HKUST, SUNY, have used our heat flux sensors and achieved incredible results. Below you will find a list of summaries of research with greenTEG’s heat flux sensors published in scientific journals.

Three of the most striking advantages of gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors are:

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors enable in-situ measurements of experimental/industrial setups.

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors improve model simulations by replacing calculated heat flux values with directly measured ones.

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors allow to quantify heat loses through machining parts.


Thermic insulation properties determined by heat flux sensors

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
Published: 21.02.2017
Journal: Journal of Materials Science

  • Determination of the thermal conductivity with a gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensor enables calculations of the volume fracture of hollow glass microparticles

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors allow to quickly determine the overall thermal resistance of thermal circuits

  • Heat flux measurements showed the need to improve the simulation model

Read the whole paper here.

Breathing walls: The design of porous materials for heat exchange and decentralized ventilation

Authors: Salmaan Craig, Jonathan Grinham
Published: 12.05.2017
Journal: Energy and Buildings

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors enabled measuring of the total convective heat transfer in blowing and sucking through porous materials

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors enabled experimental validation of the modelled analysis and numerical correlations of Kim et al.

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors combined with Schlieren imaging enabled the determination of mixed convection at the interior and exterior surface of a porous material

Read the whole paper here.


Laser-assisted manufacturing of super-insulation materials:

Authors: Zhen Wang, Tao Zhang, Byung Kyu Park, Woo Il Lee and David Hwang
Pubished: 20.02.2017
Journal: Proceedings of SPIE

 
  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors allow to determine the thermal conductivity of hollow silica composite films

  • The effect of a laser treatment onto the thermal properties can easily be determined via gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors

  • gSKIN® Heat Flux Sensors enable in-situ measurements of experimental setups

Read the whole paper here.