Radial and Linear Heat Conduction System


Heat conduction is one of the three basic forms of heat transfer. Kinetic energy is transferred between neighboring atoms or molecules. The heat transport is material-bound. This type of heat transfer is an irreversible process and transports heat from the higher energy level, i.e., higher absolute temperature, to the lower level with lower temperature. If the heat transport is maintained permanently by means of the supply of heat, this is called steady heat conduction. The most common application of heat conduction in engineering is in heat exchangers.

The TE 109 experimental unit can be used to determine basic laws and characteristic variables of heat conduction in solid bodies by way of experiment. The experimental unit comprises a linear and a radial experimental setup, each equipped with a heating and cooling element. Different measuring objects with different heat transfer properties can be installed in the experimental setup for linear heat conduction. The experimental unit includes with a display and control unit.

Sensors record the temperatures at all relevant points. The measured values are read from digital displays and can be transmitted simultaneously via USB directly to a PC, where they can be analyzed using the software included.


  1. The training set should be a set that can work on its own.
  2. There should be 9 temperature sensors, 3 of which are on the sample, in the linear heat transfer training set.
  3. There should be 5 different metal samples (copper, brass, aluminum, iron and steel) in the training set and the top of the samples should be well insulated with Teflon material.
  4. Samples should be able to be stored on the test setup.
  5. The dimensions of the samples used in the training set should be 40 * 30 mm.
  6. The linear heat transfer training set should have a power regulated resistor and its power should be at least 150 Watt.
  7. In radial heat transfer, the resistance power should be at least 130 Watt.
  8. In the radial heat transfer trainer, the test material should be made of brass or aluminum material.
  9. There should be 6 temperature measurement sensors in the radial heat transfer training set.
  10. Resistance power adjustment must be possible in the training set.
  11. Temperature control in the training set should be done as PID.
  12. Digital Watt meter should be used in the training set.
  13. Water supply of the training set should be able to be made from the network.
  14. In the training set, the data should be able to be imported into a computer environment via ETHERNET
  15. There should be a PC interface where the training set data will be controlled.
  16. ADF software for data acquisition via Ethernet under Windows 8.1, 10
  17. Dimensions: 500 * 350 * 230 mm (trainer)
  18. Dimensions: 430 * 275 * 150 mm (control panel)
  19. The devices should be delivered fully assembled tested and ready to operate.


  • Verification of the Fourier heat conduction principle
  • Measuring linear and radial temperature distribution
  • Calculation of thermal conductivity of materials
  • Determining the effect of cross-sectional change on transmission
  • Display of surface contact resistance
  • Determination of heat transfer through insulation
  • Demonstration of heat conduction from composite materials Experiments

Required for operation

  • PC with Windows recommended