Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity, Carbon-filled Nylon Composites, Finite Element Analysis Model, graphite, Guarded Heat Flow Apparatus, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Through the addition of synthetic graphite particles and carbon fiber to nylon 6,6 in amounts of 10-40 wt.% and 5-40 wt.% respectively, nylon composites were prepared. These composites were then analyzed using the guarded heat flow apparatus to measure through-plane thermal conductivity. Then the transient plane source (TPS) technique was used to measure the through-plane and in-plane thermal conductivities of the composites to compare to the guarded heat flow apparatus. A finite element analysis model was then created to model the heat transfer trends of 6,6 nylon/carbon composites and was compared to experimental results, with good agreement.
Reference: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 99, 5 (2006) 2144-2151