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Model for thermal conductivity of composites with carbon nanotubes


This paper presents a model for evaluation of effective thermal conductivity for the composites with carbon nanotubes (CNT) having log-normal function of distribution of CNT, with direct effect over depolarization factor. The CNT are considered having cylindrical shape with L/d ratio very high. The model parameters are calculated in function of the data from literature. The influence of volume fraction of reinforced materials, of the aspect ratio of the particles included and of the ratio of the two thermal conductivities is presented.

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Andreescu, A., Savin, A., Steigmann, R. et al. Model for thermal conductivity of composites with carbon nanotubes. J Therm Anal Calorim 94, 349–353 (2008).

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  • carbon nanotubes
  • polarization factor
  • thermal conductivity