The importance of interfacial resistance on the thermal behavior of carbon nanofiber/epoxy composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • This research addresses the thermal transport in carbon nanofiber (CNF)/epoxy composites via finite element modeling. The effects of nanofiber orientation on thermal transport are investigated through Fourier's Law of heat conduction and through simulation of a high magnitude, short heat pulse. The effect of interface thermal resistance on the effective composite thermal conductivity is also quantified. In addition, a simplified lightning strike simulation is modeled in order to analyze the effect of interfacial thermal resistance on composite behavior when subjected to multiple short heat pulses. 2014 SPIE.

name of conference

  • SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring

published proceedings

  • SPIE Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Gardea, F., Naraghi, M., & Lagoudas, D. C.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Lynch, J. P., Wang, K., & Sohn, H.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM