THERMAL PROPERTIES OF THREE MAJOR LANDFORMS IN AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract

The thermal properties of some selected soil samples collected from three landforms, namely Beach Ride Sand (BRS), Coastal Plane Sand (CPS), Sandstone/Shale Hill Ridges (SHR) from Akwa Ibom State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria were measured, such as; thermal conductivity (K), thermal diffusivity (λ), thermal absorptivity (α) and thermal resistivity (R); the result obtained shows that K falls within the range of 0.272 – 0.501w/mk, λ = 4.9 x 10-6 – 11.4 x10-8 m2 S-1, α = 17.86 – 27.24m-1 and R also falls within the range of 1.996 – 3.676mkw-1 for all the soil samples, which shows that SHR would make the best soil for building and construction while CPS and BRS are best for planting root crops.

Keywords: Soil Samples, Thermal Absorptivity, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, Thermal Resistivity


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