A model of global thermal conductivity in laminated carbon/carbon composites

M. R. Kulkarni*, R. P. Brady

*Corresponding author for this work

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Starting with thermal conductivity components for the individual continuous unidirectional fiber-reinforced lamina or ply, a method has been developed to determine global conductivities in a laminated carbon/carbon composite. Assuming that all laminae are identical in thickness and in fiber content, effective thermal conductivity in each global direction is determined for the laminated composite. Results are reported for a few selected standard laminate lay-ups and are compared with those reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Laminate
  • Model
  • Thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering(all)


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