Masters Theses

Abstract

"This thesis reports the results of an experimental investigation to determine the thermal conductance at the interface of metal specimens separated by wire mesh. Sets of metal specimens of copper, 2024-T4 aluminum, and 304 stainless steel were used. The specimens were cylindrical, axially aligned, and hydraulically loaded. All tests were conducted in an air environment. Pressure applied to the specimens ranged from 50 to 500 psig. Surface roughness of the interfaces varied from 5 to 20 micro inches. The wire mesh separators were of 304 stainless steel in 20, 30, 40, and 50 mesh. Results of the experiments show that: a) thermal conductance increases with an increase in mesh number and the corresponding increase in the number of contact points, b) an increase in contact pressure will increase thermal conductance in all cases and, c) at a given pressure and with a given mesh stainless steel screen, the specimen materials in order of decreasing interface conductance are: aluminum, copper, and stainless steel"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008

Committee Member(s)

[Illegible signature]
Remington, Charles R., 1924-2013

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 46 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-183).

Rights

© 1970 William Edward Stewart, Jr., All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Extracellular matrix -- Thermal conductivity
Metallic composites -- Thermal conductivity
Heat -- Conduction -- Measurement
Surfaces (Technology)

Thesis Number

T 2496

Print OCLC #

6029434

Electronic OCLC #

869555649

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