
MicromechanicsUnidirectionalTransport PropertiesThermal Conductivity
The thermal conductivities of a lamina are functions of the thermal conductivity of the matrix, the fiber, and the fiber volume fraction. There are two conductivities: one in the fiber direction, and the other transverse to it.
Thermal flow is then calculated using Fourier's equation, which needs the conductivities of the lamina. A heat transfer finite element code can be used to calculate the temperature distribution. To access this resource please sign in or register (It's free!).
