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Composite materials with enhanced conductivities

Zhu, Hanxing, Fan, Tongxiang and Zhang, Di 2016. Composite materials with enhanced conductivities. Advanced Engineering Materials 18 (7) , pp. 1174-1180. 10.1002/adem.201500482

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Abstract

The authors have analyzed the isotropic thermal/electrical conductivities of two types of specially structured composite materials. Closed-form results have been obtained for predicting the conductivities of the composites, and the accuracy has been verified by FE simulations. The obtained results in this paper are compared to the relevant theoretical predictions and experimental measurements. It has been demonstrated that the type-I composites have achieved a conductivity that is almost the same as the highest possible theoretical upper limit, and the type-II composites have a conductivity significantly greater than the experimental results of conventional isotropic composite materials.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1438-1656
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 June 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 February 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/87322

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