Measuring Thermal Radiation Transmitted Through Various Aluminum Surfaces

The intent of this investigation was to experimentally determine if differences existed in the amounts of thermal radiation emitted from the aluminum sides of a heated Thermal Radiation Cube as a result of the sides having different outside surfaces. The aluminum surfaces of which we investigated the effects were Black paint, White paint, Shiny, and Dull, and using a Radiation Sensor, we collected data at two different temperatures. From this investigation, we determined that the Black side transmitted the greatest amount of thermal energy and the Dull side transmitted the least amount at both temperatures.

Research Done By:

Tim Bodiya
Romeo High School

Stephanie Calandro
L'Anse Creuse High School