Recent developments in thermal insulation and protection

Gongnan Xie, Bogdan Mitrica, Yonghui Xie, Yi Chen

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Thermal insulation is the reduction of heat transfer (the transfer of thermal energy between objects of differing temperature). Thermal protection is the prevention of heat flux (generated by outer heat resources). The practical aim of thermal insulation and protection is to keep the temperature of the objects within the acceptable limit. Thus, in order to obtain fluid flow, heat transfer, and other related physical phenomena in thermal insulation and protection problems, it is necessary to describe the associated physics by means of numerical/theoretical and experimental analysis. Nearly all the physical phenomena of interest are principles of energy conservation, conversation, and management. This special issue is focused on the analysis of typical physical phenomena with respect to thermal insulation and protection.
Original languageEnglish
Article number286467
Number of pages2
JournalAdvances in Mechanical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


  • thermal insulation
  • heat transfer
  • energy conservation


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