Numerical Prediction of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Open- and Closed-Cell Foam Structures
This paper investigates the thermal properties of metallic open-cell and closed-cell foam structures in space filling and non-space filling configurations. In both, i.e. open-cell and closed-cell structures, a linear trend depending on the relative density has been reported. However the closed-cell structures compared to open-cell ones have a higher thermal conductivity for the same relative density.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
S. M. Hossein Hosseini et al., "Numerical Prediction of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Open- and Closed-Cell Foam Structures", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 1210-1217, 2010