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A Study on Thermal and Electrical Conductivities of Ethylene-Butene Copolymer Composites with Carbon Fibers

Version 1 : Received: 14 September 2020 / Approved: 15 September 2020 / Online: 15 September 2020 (09:00:04 CEST)

How to cite: Hamid, Y.; Svoboda, P.; Svobodová, D. A Study on Thermal and Electrical Conductivities of Ethylene-Butene Copolymer Composites with Carbon Fibers. Preprints 2020, 2020090336 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0336.v1). Hamid, Y.; Svoboda, P.; Svobodová, D. A Study on Thermal and Electrical Conductivities of Ethylene-Butene Copolymer Composites with Carbon Fibers. Preprints 2020, 2020090336 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0336.v1).

Abstract

The electrical, mechanical and thermal conductivity of ethylene butene copolymer (EBC) composites with carbon fibers were studied. EBC/carbon-fiber composites can be utilized as an electro-mechanical material which is capable of changing it electric resistance with mechanical strain. Carbon fibers were introduced to EBC with different concentrations (5-25 wt%). The results showed that the addition of carbon fibers to EBC could increase the electric resistance up to 10 times. Increasing the load to 2.9 MPa could increase the electric resistance change by 4500% compared 25% fiber sample with pure EBC. It is also noted that the electric resistance of the EBC/CF composites underwent a dramatic increase with raising the strain, for example, the resistance change was around 13 times more at 15% strain in comparison to 5% of strain; The thermal conductivity tests showed that the addition of carbon fibers could increase the thermal conductivity by 40%, from 0.19 to 0.27 (Wm-1K-1). It was also observed that the addition of carbon fibers to EBC could increase the thermal conductivity.

Subject Areas

Thermal conductivity; Electrical conductivity; Composite; Carbon fiber

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