A mixture theory for quasionedimensional diffusion in fiberreinforced composites
Abstract
A binary mixture theory is developed for heat transfer in unidirectional fibrous composites with periodic, hexagonal microstructure. The case treated concerns a class of problems for which heat conduction occurs primarily in the fiber direction. Model construction is based upon an asymptotic technique wherein the ratio of transversetolongitudinal thermal diffusion times is assumed to be small. The resulting theory contains information on the distribution of temperature and heat flux in individual components. Mixture accuracy is estimated by comparing transient solutions of the mixture equations with finite difference solutions of the Diffusion Equation for an initial boundary value problem. Excellent correlation between 'exact' and mixture solutions is observed. The construction procedures utilized herein are immediately applicable to other diffusion problems  in particular, moisture diffusion.
 Publication:

ASME Transactions Journal of Heat Transfer
 Pub Date:
 February 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978ATJHT.100..128M
 Keywords:

 Binary Mixtures;
 Composite Materials;
 Conductive Heat Transfer;
 Reinforcing Fibers;
 Thermal Diffusion;
 Asymptotic Methods;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Microstructure;
 Reentry Shielding;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer