A Study on Effective Thermal Conductivity of Copper Slag Particle Filled Epoxy Composites

Shams, Aamir (2013) A Study on Effective Thermal Conductivity of Copper Slag Particle Filled Epoxy Composites. BTech thesis.



To measure the thermal conductivity of Copper slag filled epoxy composites, guarded heat flow meter test method is used using an instrument UnithermTM Model 2022 in accordance with ASTM-E1530. In the numerical study, the finite-element package ANSYS is used to calculate the conductivity of the composites. Three- dimensional spheres-in-cube lattice array models are used to simulate the microstructure of composite materials for various filler concentrations. This study reveals that the incorporation of copper slag particulates results in enhancement of thermal conductivity of epoxy resin and thereby improves its heat transfer capability. The experimentally measured conductivity values are compared with the numerically calculated ones and it is found that the values obtained for various composite models using finite element method (FEM) are in reasonable agreement with the experimental values.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polymer Composite, Ceramic Powder Reinforcement, Thermal Conductivity
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Finite Element Analysis
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:4632
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:22 Oct 2013 16:42
Last Modified:20 Dec 2013 10:18
Supervisor(s):Satapathy, A

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