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Volume 237, 20182018 3rd International Conference on Design, Mechanical and Material Engineering (D2ME 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Chapter 2: Material Engineering|
|Published online||26 November 2018|
Computational Thermal Model of Unidirectional Composites with Random Fiber Array
Department of Engineering Mechanics, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, China
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
The purpose of this work was to study the influence of microstructure on effective transverse thermal behavior of unidirectional fiber reinforced composites. Three types of microstructures are taken into account, including square periodic, hexagonal periodic and random arrangements of circular fibers. Unlike classical results at low fiber volume fractions and low thermal conductivity contrast between fibers and matrices, results provided by finite elements simulations for copper matrix composite reinforced with Carbon T-300 fibers have shown that random microstructures strongly affect the effective thermal properties of unidirectional composites for both high volume fractions and thermal conductivity contrast and can give closer predictions to the experimental results than the regular microstructures and the theoretical model.
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