Compos.Sci.Technol. 68(5), 1181-1187, 2008
H.J. Böhm, S. Nogales
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
A Mori-Tanaka scheme is presented for modeling the overall thermal conduction
behavior of composites containing reinforcements with interfacial resistances
and prescribed size distributions.
The approach is used for studying composites reinforced by spherical particles
with monomodal and bimodal log-normal volume fraction distributions.
Relevant effects of the distribution functions on the overall conductivity of
the composites are found for particle volume fraction distributions with spans
in excess of unity.