Information Prepared For American Chemical Society Rubber Expo Paper
Tejbans Kohli, manager, Elastomer Adhesives and Coatings Technology, co-authored a paper with Russell Warley, Ph.D., from Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, School of Engineering, to be presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Rubber Expo, Technical Meeting and Educational Symposium.
The meeting will be held Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. at The I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The paper is entitled “Effectiveness of a Thermal Protective Coating for Automotive Components” and will be part of Session C2 – Aerospace and Engineering Applications of Rubber.
To be presented by Warley, the paper covers the effects of thermal radiation barrier coatings to rubber components when placed in environments where a radiant heat source leads to unacceptably high operating temperatures in the component. A parametric modeling study was done to predict the change in steady state operating temperature of a rubber component that results from changing the surface thermal emissivity of the component by application of a coating. The paper will also cover the study of the effect of the temperature of the radiant source, the view factor between the source and the component, as well as the convection conditions, with emphasis on elucidating those conditions under which this method of reducing operating temperature is most effective.For more information, visit http://www.rubber.org