Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Bipolar Plate Fabrication, Bipolar Plates, Empirical Model, Fillers, fuel cell, graphite, In-Plane Thermal Conductivity, Liquid Crystal, Nielsen Model, Polymer composites, Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Volume Percent
Abstract: Synthetic graphite particles were added to a liquid crystal polymer and then these composites were tested for through-plane and in-plane thermal conductivity using the TPS method. The authors expanded on an empirical model created to determine the relationship between thermal conductivity and volume percent of filler. This empirical model can now be used to approximate the in-plane thermal conductivities for a range of applications.
Reference: Polymer Composites, 27, 4 (2006) pp 388-394