Heat transfer in fiber/resin systems for resin transfer molding

Renata S. Engel, Dennis Butier

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This paper presents the experiment for determining the ratio of the heat transfer coefficient to the specific heat, h/Cp, for a carbon fiber bundle in epoxy resin. The experiment includes a calibration which relates fiber bundle temperature to electrical resistance when a low current is passed through the fiber tow. The fiber bundle is subjected to a rapid temperature change, and the electrical resistance is recorded as a function of time. Finally, the temperature-time response is used to determine h/Cp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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