Transient Temperature Measurement Errors in Heated Slabs for Thermocouples Located at the Insulated Surface

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D. R. Burnett

Thermodynamics Department, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Missiles and Space Division, Sunnyvale, Calif.

J. Heat Transfer 83(4), 505-506 (Nov 01, 1961) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3683678 History: Received January 31, 1961


A method is developed for estimating the error in “cold side” transient temperature measurements of slabs heated at one surface which is due to conduction of heat away from the junction through a thermocouple wire. Results are presented for a range of slab thickness/wire diameter ratios.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
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