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Computational Approaches For Heat Conduction In Composite Materials

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010651

Volume

30

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

1,356 kb

Author(s)

M. E. Cruz

Abstract

Computational approaches for heat conduction in composite materials M.E. Cruz Department of Mechanical Engineering, EE/COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Abstract In this paper we consider computational approaches for the study of heat conduction in composite materials. Also, because of their importance to the validation of numerical results, we provide a brief overview of related analytical and experimental approaches. Sample analyses are presented, where representative numerical results for the effective thermal conductiv- ity of fibrous and particulate composites are compared among themselves, and to some analytical predictions and experimental measurements. We conclude that still much work needs to be done in the field, in particular on the geometric and physical modeling of three-dimensional heat conduction in the composites in use today. 1 Introduction Composite materials, those consisting of several continuum solid constitu- ents, find wide applicability in en

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