(noun)thermalconductivity; the time of rate of heatflowthrough a unitarea of a homogeneousmaterialin a directionperpendicular to isothermalplanesinduced by a unittemperaturegradient.InEnglish (inch-pound) units of measurement; it is the number of BTUs that passthrough a 1inchthickness of a squarefootsample of materialin1hour with a temperaturedifferencebetween the two sufraces of 1degreeF.
Use "k-value" in a sentence
"The reciprocal value is the thermal transmittance U. (The U-value corresponds with the k-value in the German system)"
"NMR spectroscopy has been used for accurate determination of k-value, which is an indicator of freshness of fish."
"(k-values of different materials see Appendix 5.1) (The k-value corresponds with l in the German system)"