Makhlouf, Makhlouf M.
This project involved the mixing of aluminum and diamond powders to produce a composite material. Samples of varying percentages of aluminum to diamond ratio were to be produced. This material was then to be formed into pellets utilizing the powder pressing method in a push through die produced by this student. The pellet was to be sintered, then tested for thermal conductivity by means of the Guarded-Comparative-Longitudinal Heat Flow Technique. The data obtained from this test was to be compared to the existing thermal conductivity models.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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