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Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 625395, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/625395
Research Article

Simplified Transient Hot-Wire Method for Effective Thermal Conductivity Measurement in Geo Materials: Microstructure and Saturation Effect

1HYDRASA Laboratory, UMR 6269, Poitiers ENSIP, 40, Avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers, France
2Etude Recherches Matériaux, 4, rue Carol Heitz-Bat B, Centre Régional d'Innovation du Biopôle, 86000 Poitiers, France
3Equipe Electrofluidique, PPRIMME Institut, University of Poitiers, ENSIP, 40, Avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers, France

Received 5 August 2011; Revised 4 January 2012; Accepted 16 February 2012

Academic Editor: Jean-Herve Prevost

Copyright © 2012 B. Merckx et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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