MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 13, 2014ICPER 2014 - 4th International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Materials and Manufacturing|
|Published online||17 July 2014|
A Numerical Analysis for Predicting the Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Copper-Matrix Nanocomposites
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
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Thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) copper-matrix nanocomposites was predicted by using numerical approach. In the present study, twenty representative volume elements (RVEs) were modeled by assuming that the CNTs are distributed homogeneously in the copper (Cu) matrix. It is assumed that each RVE contains different pattern of CNTs distribution while the direction, diameter and length of CNTs are held constant. The effect of the CNTs-matrix interfacial resistance was also negligible. Therefore, it was observed that the predicted values of thermal conductivity would reach to the upper-bound rule of mixtures.
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