A Closed-Form Multiscale Thermal Contact Resistance Model

@article{Jackson2012ACM,
  title={A Closed-Form Multiscale Thermal Contact Resistance Model},
  author={R. L. Jackson and Hamed Ghaednia and Y. A. Elkady and S. H. Bhavnani and R. W. Knight},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={1158-1171}
}
All surfaces are rough to some extent and therefore only a small portion of surfaces actually comes into contact when they are brought together. Therefore heat flow from one object to another is retarded by this incomplete contact, resulting in thermal contact resistance (TCR). Minimizing the TCR is important for many different applications where… CONTINUE READING