Definition of Thermal Resistance

The absolute thermal resistance, R, is a property of a material property that describe ing how easily or difficultly heat can flow through a material. It is defined as the temperature difference, ΔT, across a material divided by the rate of heat transfer, dQ / dt = Q̇, through the material, and has the unit of Kelvin per Watt [K/W].

The higher the thermal resistance, the better the insulation properties. The thermal resistant is measured by means of HFM and GHP and can also be calculated from LFA results.