Accurate measurement is crucial to all stages of product development and manufacture. Examples range from understanding material performance under operating conditions, to helping an SME work with an OEM to verify an innovative product and gain entry to the supply chain.
NPL is establishing a UK Thermophysical Properties Measurement Leadership Forum, a free-to-attend event, hosted at the Teddington facilities.
The aim of the forum is to gather specialists in thermophysical properties measurement, material suppliers and designers of thermal management systems in UK advanced manufacturing sectors
The properties of interest that will be discussed include thermal conductivity/thermal (contact) resistance; thermal diffusivity; specific heat capacity; thermal expansion; and fluid flow properties, (e.g. viscosity, density, surface tension, heat flux and heat transfer coefficient).