Brief Review on Thermal Properties of Graphene-Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites
K. Vamsi Krishna Reddy1, Ch. Abhinav2
1K. Vamsi Krishna Reddya, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India.
2Ch. Abhinava, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, India.
Manuscript received on October 10, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on October 16, 2016. | Manuscript published on October 31, 2016. | PP: 13-17 | Volume-3 Issue-6, October 2016. | Retrieval Number: F0383103616
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Abstract: In this paper we report an obvious review of the thermal properties of graphene and aluminium sheet reinforced with graphene layer. Graphene is one of very few materials with exceptionally high thermal conductivity due to the scattering of phonons. The experimental results revealed that the thermal conductivity of graphene is very high when compared to carbon nanotubes (CNTs). To increase the thermal properties of aluminium, graphene can be used as reinforcement in producing metal matrix composites. The reported results revealed that the fabricated composites showed enhanced thermal conductivity as compared with the various metal matrix composites like aluminium, copper, beryllium, silver and their alloys. The thermal conductivity of graphene reinforced aluminium increased from 324 W/mK to 783W/mK and has the potential to provide the sufficient thermal conductivity for food drying process and can be used in heat exchangers
Keywords: Graphene; Al MMC; Thermal properties.