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Abstract: Varying weight percentages of pineapple leaf fiber were added to phenolformaldehyde (PF) in order to generate a composite material. Using the transient plane source (TPS) technique, the thermal conductivities of the varying weight percentage composites were studied. It was found that increasing weight % pineapple leaf fiber resulted in decreasing thermal conductivity and diffusivity of the composites. The experimental results are compared to results produced by two models (the Rayleigh-Maxwell and Meredith-Tobias models) and good agreement is found between the methods.

Reference: Materials Science and Engineering: A, 339, 1-2 (2003) 281-285

DOI: 10.1016/S0921-5093(02)00166-1