Developing & tailoring multi-functional carbon foams for multi-field response

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dc.contributor.advisor Ochoa , Ozden en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hogan , Harry en_US
dc.creator Sarzynski , Melanie Diane en_US 2010 -01 -15T00 :08 :36Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :32 :41Z 2010 -01 -15T00 :08 :36Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :32 :41Z 2008 -05 en_US 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2777
dc.description.abstract As technological advances occur , many conventional materials are incapable of providing the unique multi -functional characteristics demanded thus driving an accelerated focus to create new material systems such as carbon and graphite foams . The improvement of their mechanical stiffness and strength , and tailoring of thermal and electrical conductivities are two areas of multi -functionality with active interest and investment by researchers . The present research focuses on developing models to facilitate and assess multi -functional carbon foams in an effort to expand knowledge . The foundation of the models relies on a unique approach to finite element meshing which captures the morphology of carbon foams . The developed models also include ligament anisotropy and coatings to provide comprehensive information to guide processing researchers in their pursuit of tailorable performance . Several illustrations are undertaken at multiple scales to explore the response of multi -functional carbon foams under coupled field environments providing valuable insight for design engineers in emerging technologies . The illustrations highlight the importance of individual moduli in the anisotropic stiffness matrix as well as the impact of common processing defects when tailoring the bulk stiffness . Furthermore , complete coating coverage and quality interface conditions are critical when utilizing copper to improve thermal and electrical conductivity of carbon foams . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject finite element en_US
dc.title Developing & tailoring multi -functional carbon foams for multi -field response en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US


Developing & tailoring multi-functional carbon foams for multi-field response. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2777 .

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