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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Conduction

Theoretical Prediction of the Soil Thermal Conductivity at Moderately High Temperatures

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Fabio Gori, Sandra Corasaniti

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Via di Tor Vergata, 110, Rome, 00133, Italy

J. Heat Transfer 124(6), 1001-1008 (Dec 03, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1513573 History: Received July 20, 2001; Revised May 17, 2002; Online December 03, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Figures

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(a) Cubic cell for two-phases dry soil; (b) cubic cell for three-phases soil at low water content; (c) cubic cell for three-phases soil in unsaturated conditions; and (d) cubic cell for three-phases soil near saturation conditions
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(a) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in L-soil 3; (b) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in L-soil 3; (c) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in L-soil 3; and (d) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in L-soil 3
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(a) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Royal soil 3; (b) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Royal soil 3; (c) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Royal soil 3; and (d) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Royal soil 3
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(a) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse A 3; (b) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse A 3; (c) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse A 3; and (d) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse A 3
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(a) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Salkum 3; (b) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Salkum 3; (c) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Salkum 3; and (d) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Salkum 3
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(a) Effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse B 3; (b) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse B 3; (c) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse B 3; and (d) effective thermal conductivity versus water content in Palouse B 3.

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