The paper deals with theoretical and experimental aspects of the application of the lumped capacitance model (LCM) for the study of heat transport in different materials. The patented construction of the measuring chamber together with special software, the fundamental features of which are presented in this paper, enable the contactless evaluation of the specific heat capacity at the constant pressure cp. The time constant τ that determines the rate of cooling of the preheated sample is the fundamental value for determining of the cp. A new method of curve fitting was subsequently developed and implemented into the new software. All theoretical outputs were experimentally tested on a relatively large scale of materials with success.
Papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Portoroz, Slovenia on 17-19 July 2017 .