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Lattice Monte Carlo analysis of thermal diffusion in multi-phase materials

Fiedler, Thomas and Belova, Irina and Ochsner, Andreas and Murch, Graeme E. (2011) Lattice Monte Carlo analysis of thermal diffusion in multi-phase materials. In: Heat Transfer in Multi-Phase Materials. Springer, New York, pp. 275-300. ISBN 978-3-642-04402-1

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This Chapter addresses the numerical simulation of thermal diffusion in multi-phase materials. A Lattice Monte Carlo method is used in the analysis of two- and three-dimensional calculation models. The composites considered are assembled by two or three phases, each exhibiting different thermal conductivities. First, a random distribution of phases is considered and the dependence of the effective thermal conductivity on the phase composition is investigated. The second part of this analysis uses a random-growth algorithm that simulates the influence of surface energy on the formation of composite materials. The effective thermal conductivity of these structures is investigated and compared to random structures. The final part of the Chapter addresses percolation analyses. It is shown that the simulation of surface energy distinctly affects the percolation behavior and therefore the thermal properties of composite materials.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:thermal diffusion
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:45324
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:29 Apr 2015 09:04
Last Modified:10 Aug 2017 04:53

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