Simulation of Thermal Conductivity of Sandwich Composite


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Heat conductive materials, which are widely used in the fields like electronic information, electrical engineering and aerospace, are required high thermal conductivity, excellent electrical insulation, corrosive resistance, chemical stability and so on. In this paper, steel/unsaturated polyester (UP) sandwich composite is designed to use as heat conductive material. The capacity of composite thermal transmission with steel wire arrangements in longitudinal and transverse directions are analyzed by software ANSYS. Finally, equivalent thermal conductivity of composite is calculated. The results show that capacity of composite’s thermal transmission increases quickly with increasing number of steel wire in the longitudinal direction,but it increases slowly with the increasing number of steel wire in the transverse direction.



Edited by:

Yun-Hae Kim and Prasad Yarlagadda




F. Q. Yang et al., "Simulation of Thermal Conductivity of Sandwich Composite", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 278-280, pp. 523-526, 2013

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January 2013




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