Micromechanically Based Effective Thermal Conductivity Estimates for Polymer Nanocomposites Conference Paper uri icon


  • Modified versions of the Mori-Tanaka and self-consistent methods for steady state heat conduction were developed to predict the effective thermal conductivities of composites containing multiple distinct nanoheterogeneities (fibers, spheres, platelets, voids, etc.) each with an arbitrary number of coating layers. Predicted thermal conductivities matched experimentally measured values for vapor-grown carbon nanofiber/polypropylene, exfoliated graphite flake/epoxy, glass micro-sphere/ polystyrene, cupric oxide sphere/ epoxy, and aluminum sphere/epoxy composites. 2012 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

name of conference

  • 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
    20th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
    14th AIAA

published proceedings

  • 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference>BR<20th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference>BR<14th AIAA

author list (cited authors)

  • Yu, J., Lacy, T., Toghiani, H., & Pittman, C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Yu, Jaesang||Lacy, Thomas||Toghiani, Hossein||Pittman, Charles

publication date

  • April 2012