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Abstract: The thermal properties of a series of treated and untreated oil palm fiber-reinforced composites were tested at room temperature and atmospheric pressure using the TPS method. Treatment of the composites with varying methods resulted in increases in thermal conductivity, porosity and pore sizes depending on the treatment method used. The dependence of thermal conductivity on temperature was also studied and it was found that the maximum thermal conductivity was at the glass-transition peak of the polymer. An empirical relationship was also created for the prediction of thermal conductivity diffusivity.

Reference: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 89, 6 (2003) 1708-1714

DOI: 10.1002/app.12276