Fiedler, Thomas and Öchsner, Andreas and Muthubandara, Nilindu and V. Belova, Irina and Murch, Graeme E. (2007) Calculation of the effective thermal conductivity in composites using finite element and monte carlo methods. Materials Science Forum, 553 (51).
In this paper, the Finite Element and lattice Monte Carlo methods are used to calculate the effective thermal conductivity of two models of a composite: circular and square inclusions arranged in a square planar arrangement. A new lattice Monte Carlo method based around Fick’s First Law is also presented. Excellent agreement is found between these quite different methods. It is also shown that the results are in excellent agreement with the century-old Maxwell Equation.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Deposited By:||Liza Porijo|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2011 02:18|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2011 02:18|
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