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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Characterization of the Thermophysical Properties of Kapok

M.L. Voumbo, A. Wereme, S. Gaye, M. Adj and G. Sissoko
Corresponding Author:  Voumbo Matoumona Léon 

Key words:  Conductivity, degiovanni model, diffusivity, flash, thermal insulation, kapok, permanent mode
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 143-148
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 December, 18 2010 January, 17 2010 March, 10

This research report to the thermophysical characterization of the kapok and the kapok-plaster mixture. To carry out this characterization, we used the method off limp in permanent given to mode the conductivity and also the Degiovanni model. This study shows that the kapok's conductivity dregs between 0.03 and 0.04 W/m.ºK for density which varies between 5 and 40 kg/m3. Taking also into account year average diffusivity of 17.1x10-7 m2/s, kapok has good heat insulator. Associated with the plaster, it makes it possible to improve the thermophysical characteristics off the plaster.
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M.L. Voumbo, A. Wereme, S. Gaye, M. Adj and G. Sissoko, 2010. Characterization of the Thermophysical Properties of Kapok.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2(2): Page No: 143-148.
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