Title

Multifunctional Hybrid Carbon Foams: Integrating Processing and Performance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Publication Source

Journal of Composite Materials

Abstract

Finite element models based on X-ray tomography of the carbon foam morphology are developed to characterize response of multifunctional carbon foams. These models incorporate ligament anisotropy as well as coating layers and provide comprehensive information for adapting processing and performance parameters. Illustrations at multiple scales are presented to explore the range of properties in coupled-field environments that are crucial for the emerging multifunctional devices. The results highlight the importance of anisotropy and the impact of common processing defects in tailoring properties. Specifically, coating coverage and quality interfaces are critical in delivering the desired thermoelectrical response.

Inclusive pages

621-638

ISBN/ISSN

0021-9983

Publisher

SAGE Publishing

Volume

44

Issue

5

Peer Reviewed

yes