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Coatings 2017, 7(10), 158; doi:10.3390/coatings7100158

Effect of Graphene Coating on the Heat Transfer Performance of a Composite Anti-/Deicing Component

State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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Received: 15 August 2017 / Revised: 5 September 2017 / Accepted: 25 September 2017 / Published: 28 September 2017
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Abstract

The thermal conductivity of a graphene coating for anti-/deicing is rarely studied. This paper presents an improved anti-/deicing efficiency method for composite material anti-/deicing by using the heat-transfer characteristic of a graphene coating. An anti-/deicing experiment was conducted using the centrifugal force generated by a helicopter rotor. Results showed that the graphene coating can accelerate the internal heat transfer of the composite material, thereby improving the anti-icing and deicing efficiency of the helicopter rotor. The spraying process parameters, such as coating thickness and spraying pressure, were also studied. Results showed that reducing coating thickness and increasing spraying pressure are beneficial in preparing a graphene coating with high thermal conductivity. This study provides an experimental reference for the application of a graphene coating in anti-/deicing. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene coating; anti-/deicing; thermal conductivity; composite material graphene coating; anti-/deicing; thermal conductivity; composite material
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Chen, L.; Zhang, Y.; Wu, Q. Effect of Graphene Coating on the Heat Transfer Performance of a Composite Anti-/Deicing Component. Coatings 2017, 7, 158.

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