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COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ZIRCONIA SOLID AND HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES

Saha, BP and Johnson, R and Jayaram, V (2012) COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ZIRCONIA SOLID AND HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES. In: EXPERIMENTAL HEAT TRANSFER, 25 (4). pp. 267-281.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08916152.2011.582570

Abstract

Porous zirconia ceramic monoliths have been extensively used in thermo-structural applications due to their inherent low thermal conductivity in combination with their adaptability to form complicated shapes through advanced ceramic processing techniques. However, extruded cellular honeycomb structures made from these materials have been less explored for thermal management applications. There exist large potential applications due to their unique configurations, resulting in better heat-management mechanisms. Some of the studies carried out on zirconia honeycombs are safeguarded through patents due to its technical importance, or the information is not in the public domain. In the present study, for the sake of comparison, honeycomb specimens with varying wall thicknesses and unit cell lengths maintaining almost same bulk density of around 90% theoretical and relative density of 0.34-0.37 were prepared and subjected to thermal conductivity evaluation along with the solid samples with relative density of 1.0 using monotonic heating regime methodology. In addition, the effect of channel shape was also evaluated using square and triangular channeled honeycombs with the same relative densities. The results obtained from these specimens were correlated with their configurations to bring out the advantages accrued by using the honeycomb with these configurations. It was observed that a significant decrease in thermal conductivity was achieved in honeycombs, which can be attributed to the behavior of various heat transfer mechanisms that are operative at high temperatures in combination with the considerable reduction in thermal mass and the consequent conduction through the solids.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, USA
Keywords: conduction;convection;heat transfer;zirconia;honeycomb
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2013 12:31
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2013 12:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46091

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