The Thermal Metric Project
For the purposes of the Thermal Metric (TM) research project an improved double-guarded hot box apparatus was designed and constructed. The apparatus is based as closely as possible on ASTM C1363 (the accepted standard for conventional hot boxes). However, a number of improvements have been made to facilitate the research.
The Thermal Metric research project uses an improved hot box apparatus to investigate multiple factors that contribute to thermal performance, including thermal bridging, temperature effects, and air flow interactions. The following is a brief overview of how test walls are constructed and instrumented.
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