Accession Number : ADA301804

Title :   Designing for Thermal Conductivity with Flake Filled Composites,

Corporate Author : PLASTICS TECHNICAL EVALUATION CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ

PDF Url : ADA301804

Report Date : 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The topic of solving thermal conductivity problems can be approached from the perspective of the design engineer who needs only the most basic raw material property data to make a choice to solve an existing or anticipated heat problem. Or, it can be approached from the perspective of a polymer engineer who would call upon additional expertise to solve a heat problem within the realm of his specialty-plastics. In this text the two approaches are considered, and data are contained which will prove useful to both. Traditional materials are covered since they can be used as points of reference to which later developments can be compared. Theoretical evaluations of materials, systems, and designs are made, and are compared and contrasted to case study results. One goal of this text is the education of the plastic part designer in the considerations needed to make a plastic perform as well or better than the traditional metal and ceramic materials. Thermally conductive plastic composites combine the required heat transfer property of metal and the desired qualities of chemical resistance, light weight, subassembly consolidation, and low cost mass production. Enlightenment of the design engineer is another goal, that he or she might consider broader options in the choice of part design and raw material alternatives. In addition, the thermodynamicist who specializes in solving heat transfer problems will find the information useful, and based on the principles used in his profession.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, *PLASTICS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, HEAT TRANSFER, METALS, DENSITY, FIBERS, BLENDING, PROCESSING, HEAT EXCHANGERS, TOUGHNESS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), MIXTURES, CERAMIC MATERIALS, ALUMINUM, ANISOTROPY, LIGHTWEIGHT, POWDER METALLURGY, PIGMENTS, EPOXY RESINS, SPECIFIC HEAT, HEAT SINKS, ASPECT RATIO, REINFORCING MATERIALS, FILLERS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Thermodynamics
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

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