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Abstract: This article explored the relationship between structure and thermal conductivity in additively manufactured interpenetrating A356/316L stainless steel composites. The thermal conductivities were determined using the transient plane source (TPS) method by using a Hot Disk TPS 2500S. the thermal conductivity of a 43 vol% 316L composite was found to be 53 W/mK. This was a much lower value than what was predicted by the rule of mixtures approximation. This was believed to happen because residual porosity degrades the effective thermal conductivity of additively manufactured composites.

Reference: Additive Manufacturing (2018), 22:223-229

DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2018.05.018