FEM Modeling of Structure and Properties of Diamond-SiC-(Al) Composites Developed for Thermal Management Applications
Thermal management materials frequently have multi-phase composite character with complex architecture of the constituents. As a result, design rules are needed which can be used in selection of the phases and optimizing their volume fractions. The study shows that such are provided by finite element modeling of these composites. This is demonstrated for a diamond-SiC-Si-(Al) composites, which have been optimized in terms of the volume fraction of SiC, contact area between the components and presence of open porosity.
Ch. Linsmeier and M. Reinelt
P. Unifantowicz et al., "FEM Modeling of Structure and Properties of Diamond-SiC-(Al) Composites Developed for Thermal Management Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 59, pp. 173-176, 2009