Self cooling functionality via vascular channel heat transit in an epoxy matrix

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Abstract

Vascular networks within polymer matrix composites have been developed in recent years. The systems offer a wide range of functionality including self-healing, self-sensing and also thermal control. This paper has looked at utilising internal vascular architecture within an epoxy matrix to control the part temperature via circulation of fluids. Networks have been created through the embedding and removal of sacrificial fibres. Parts were exposed to heat in contact/conduction and non-contact/convection experiments. Vascular components with fluid circulation exhibited as much as 73% heat reduction for conduction and 48% heat reduction for convection experiments, when compared to non-vascular parts. Components were also trialled in a freeze-thaw experiment.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2015
Event20th International Conference on Composite Materials - Copenhagen
Duration: 19 Jul 2015 → …

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Composite Materials
Period19/07/15 → …

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Cooling
Polymer matrix composites
Fluids
Experiments
Hot Temperature
Fibers
Temperature
Convection

Keywords

  • Self cooling
  • Epoxy composite
  • Functional material
  • Freeze-thaw

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Dalton, B, Archer, E, McIlhagger, AT & Harkin-Jones, E 2015, Self cooling functionality via vascular channel heat transit in an epoxy matrix. in Unknown Host Publication. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, 19/07/15.

Self cooling functionality via vascular channel heat transit in an epoxy matrix. / Dalton, Brendan; Archer, E; McIlhagger, AT; Harkin-Jones, Eileen.

Unknown Host Publication. 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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