thermal conductance

A measure of the ability of a material to transfer heat per unit time, given one unit area of the material and a temperature gradient through the thickness of the material. It is measured in watts per meter per degree Kelvin.

Nearby words

  1. thermal,
  2. thermal analysis,
  3. thermal anesthesia,
  4. thermal barrier,
  5. thermal capacity,
  6. thermal conductivity,
  7. thermal diffusion,
  8. thermal efficiency,
  9. thermal equator,
  10. thermal equilibrium

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