Remde, Harry F. Basic Physics Research Section, Johns-Manville Research and Engineering Center, Manville, New Jersey.
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- Heat flow
- Thermal conductivity
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Materials whose principal purpose is to retard the flow of heat. Thermal- or heat-insulation materials may be divided into two classes, bulk insulations and reflective insulations. The class and the material within a class to be used for a given application depend upon such factors as temperature of operation, ambient conditions, mechanical strength requirements, and economics. See also: Heat transfer
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