# Stainless Steel 316

Download data here: SS316.xlsx

**Notes:**

- Measurement uncertainties at 95% confidence level are included in the downloadable MS. Excel file above
- Detailed uncertainty analysis and error propagation methodology used to develop those measurement uncertainties is described in the Uncertainty Analysis page

## More information

Information about each thermal property can be found below.

#### Thermal diffusivity (mm^{2}/s)

- Each data point shown in the plot is an average of (minimum of) three (3) measurements
- Instrument: NETZSCH LFA 467 HT HyperFlash
^{®} - Purge gas: Argon
- Protective gas: Argon
- Sample thickness: 2.45 – 2.47 mm
- Sample diameter: 12.5 mm

#### Specific Heat Capacity (J/g-K)

- Each data point shown in the plot is an average of (minimum of) three (3) measurements
- Instrument: NETZSCH STA 449 F3 Jupiter
^{®} - Purge gas: Argon
- Protective gas: Argon
- Sample mass: 104 – 208 mg

#### Thermal Conductivity (W/m-K)

- Thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, specific heat and density are related through, k=\alpha { c }_{ p }\rho. Therefore, best estimation of the thermal conductivity is calculated based on that relation.
- Density of Stainless Steel 316 is assumed to be constant at 8.24 g/cm
^{3}¹

References:

- Incropera et al.,
*Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer*, 6^{th}Ed., p.901, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.