Study Results from School of Civil Engineering Provide New Insights into Science and Technology (Analytic investigations of CNFP-based self-deicing road system on the deicing performance)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Science and Technology. According to news reporting out of Harbin, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "A novel road deicing system consisting of a carbon nano-fiber polymer (CNFP) thermal source, an AIN ceramic insulated encapsulation layer, a multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/cement-based thermal conductive layer and a thermal insulated substrate was developed in a previous experimental study. Based on the basic transient heat conduction theory, a mathematical model of composite-media thermal conduction is proposed in this study."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the School of Civil Engineering, "Utilizing the orthogonal expansion technique, the non-homogeneous problem is split into the superposition of two steady-state non-homogeneous problems and a homogeneous transient problem; the transient analytic solutions are found in the stage without a phase change. Considering the quasi-steady hypothesis, the other parts of the solutions are determined for the phase change stage. The parameter analyses of the analytic solutions obtained in terms of the time-dependent temperature field reveal the same parameter-dependent influence and curve tendency in the deicing process as in the previous experimental study. To verify the credibility and reliability of the analytic solutions, the results are experimentally confirmed; both the theoretical and experimental approaches present similar trends except for a few slight, acceptable differences."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These analytic solutions will be applied for prediction, control and guidance in further deicing studies."
For more information on this research see: Analytic investigations of CNFP-based self-deicing road system on the deicing performance. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 2014;103():123-132. Cold Regions Science and Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Cold Regions Science and Technology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/503326)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Li, Harbin Inst Technol, Sch Civil Engn, Harbin 150090, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Q.Q. Zhang and H.G. Xiao.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Harbin, Science and Technology, People's Republic of China
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