This work concerns the development of simulation tools for mapping of insulation properties of thermal insulation coatings based on selected functional filler materials. A mathematical model, which includes the underlying physics (i.e. thermal conductivity of a heterogeneous two-component coating and porosity and thermal conductivity of selected fillers) was recently developed. The model has been validated against data from a previous experimental investigation with hollow glass sphere-based epoxy and acrylic coatings. In this presentation, a concise introduction to the model and some of the simulation results are provided. A practical case story with an insulation coating applied to a hot water pipe is included. Further development of the simulation tool to other types of fillers will be shortly discussed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th Coatings Science International 2014|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||10th Coatings Science International 2014 - Noordwijk, Netherlands|
Duration: 23 Jun 2014 → 27 Jun 2014
|Conference||10th Coatings Science International 2014|
|Period||23/06/2014 → 27/06/2014|