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obtain k from k factor?

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A lot of insulating materials only list the density and K-Factor. Is there a way to obtain thermal conductivity (Watts/[m*C]) so it can be modeled in say finite element program. No software i know of can work with K-Factor. And for a bonus question. can you also calculate the specific heat of a material from these values for the same reason - transient thermal modeling (needs specific heat). Try finding insulation on the web that lists specific heat of the material. I have yet to find a supplier that has specific heat information about their product readily available.

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What are the units of the K factor?  I can't remember exactly, but I do seem to recall it being hte reciprocal of the R value.  The units would confirm one way or the other.

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