Thermal Constriction Resistance

  • C. V. Madhusudana
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Abstract

It was seen in Chapter 1 that the contact interface consists of a number of discrete and small actual contact spots separated by relatively large gaps. These gaps may be either evacuated or filled with a conducting medium such as gas. In the first case, all of the heat flow lines are constrained to pass through the contact spots. If the gaps are filled with a conducting medium, however, some of the heat flow lines are allowed to pass through the gaps, that is, they are less constrained and thus the constriction is alleviated to some extent.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. V. Madhusudana
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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