Equivalent Thermal Resistance of a Corrugated Contact Boundary

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C. Y. Wang

Departments of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

J. Heat Transfer 122(2), 365-367 (Nov 15, 1999) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521472 History: Received April 29, 1999; Revised November 15, 1999
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Grahic Jump Location
The wavy bonding surface. Constant heat flux from above.
Grahic Jump Location
Normalized additional temperature drop D versus conductivity ratio α=κIII for various constant normalized contact resistance β=κI/(lh) (sinusoidal surface, Eq. (25))



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