Journal Published Online: 01 July 1996
Volume 18, Issue 3

Equivalent Thermal Conductivity of Two- and Three-Dimensional Orthogonally Fiber-Reinforced Composites in One-Dimensional Heat Flow



By applying the fundamental definition of thermal conductivity to a unit cell of an orthogonal fiber-reinforced composite material in a one-dimensional heat flow, one can readily deduce simple mathematical expressions for the equivalent thermal conductivity for the composite material. Such expressions can serve as useful guides for materials development.

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Tai, H
AST, NASA, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
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DOI: 10.1520/CTR10534J