A new model for estimating macroscopic permittivity was proposed to predict dispersion states of filler particles in a particulate composite material. In the model, the estimation targets are random packed composite materials. The composite materials were represented as a cluster of unit cells. The unit cells were connected by a proposed layer structure model. The macroscopic permittivity was estimated by calculating a synthetic capacity of the cluster. The proposed model was validated by comparisons between estimated and measured macroscopic permittivity of several particulate composite materials. In addition, it was identified that the proposed model could estimate the permittivity more accuracy than an existing theoretical equation’s one due to considering the effects for the dispersion states of filler particles. Furthermore, it was indicated that the proposed model could also estimate the dispersion states of filler particles by the measured permittivity. The applicability of the method was confirmed by comparisons between estimated and experimental dispersion states of filler particles.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Measurement method for dispersion states of filler particles in particulate composite materials by macroscopic permittivity
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Society of Powder Technology, Japan
|Published - 2019