Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Finite Element Model, graphite, Heat Sink Applications, In-Plane Thermal Conductivity, Nielsen Model, Polymer composites, Power Dissipation, Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Two different types of carbon (synthetic graphite particles and carbon fiber) were added to nylon 6,6 and then these composites were tested using the transient plane source method in order to determine the through-plane and in-plane thermal conductivities. The thermal conductivities were found to be proportional to the volume percent of carbon added. A simple empirical model was also developed in order to estimate in-plane thermal conductivities for a range of applications.
Reference: Polymer Composites, 27, 1 (2006) 1-7