10 April 2014 The importance of interfacial resistance on the thermal behavior of carbon nanofiber/epoxy composites
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This research addresses the thermal transport in carbon nanofiber (CNF)/epoxy composites via finite element modeling. The effects of nanofiber orientation on thermal transport are investigated through Fourier’s Law of heat conduction and through simulation of a high magnitude, short heat pulse. The effect of interface thermal resistance on the effective composite thermal conductivity is also quantified. In addition, a simplified lightning strike simulation is modeled in order to analyze the effect of interfacial thermal resistance on composite behavior when subjected to multiple short heat pulses.
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Frank Gardea, Mohammad Naraghi, Dimitris C. Lagoudas, "The importance of interfacial resistance on the thermal behavior of carbon nanofiber/epoxy composites", Proc. SPIE 9061, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014, 906121 (10 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2048624; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2048624
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