A 4 m diameter sphere is embedded in insulation. The sphere contains a liquid-ice mixture maintained at 0 deg C. The ambient temperature surrounding the insulation is 25 deg C. The heat loss is 400 W. What is the temperature conductivity of the insulation?
a) Less than 0.5 W/m-deg C
b) 0.5 to 1.0 W/m-deg C
c) Greater than 2 W/m-deg C
d) none of the above© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 4:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
As per the data provided by you, the answer is a).
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Theoretical Back Ground
Thermal/temperature conductivity K, is the property of a material that indicates its ability to conduct heat
Q=KA (ΔT/x) 1
Where Q is the rate of heat flow (heat flow per unit time), A ...
The solution determines the temperature conductivity of the insulation.