Faculty Advisor

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

Date Accepted

January 1999


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering