Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malta, 16-18 July, 2012.
In present study a new-developed simple algebraic equation is used to find out the effective thermal conductivity of new–produced composite materials that have nonhomogenous microscopic porosity. Thermal power plant ashes, tragacanth and portland cement are used as binding components of these porous composite materials. By varying the mixing ratio of three components, 24 samples have been produced. Effective thermal conductivity coefficients obtained by the algebraic method is then compared to the ones obtained by experimental measurement techniques. The theoretical results are found to be agreeable with the experimental results.