Electrical and Resistance Heating Properties of Carbon Fiber Heating Element for Car Seat

자동차 시트용 탄소섬유 발열체의 전기적 및 저항 발열 특성

  • Choi, Kyeong-Eun (Department of Practical Arts Education, Jeonju National University of Education) ;
  • Park, Chan-Hee (Department of Nano Materials Science and Engineering, Jeonju University) ;
  • Seo, Min-Kang (Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology)
  • 최경은 (전주교육대학교 실과교육과) ;
  • 박찬희 (전주대학교 나노신소재공학과) ;
  • 서민강 (한국탄소융합기술원)
  • Received : 2016.02.19
  • Accepted : 2016.03.18
  • Published : 2016.04.10


In this paper, the electrical and resistance heating properties of carbon fiber heating elements with different electroless Ni-P plating times for car seat were studied. The specific resistance and specific heat of the carbon fibers were determined using 4-point probe method and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), respectively. The surface morphology and temperature of carbon fibers were measured by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and thermo-graphic camera, respectively. From experimental results, the nickel layer thickness and surface temperature of carbon fibers increased with increasing the plating time. However, the specific heat and specific resistance decreased with respect to the increased plating time. In conclusion, the electroless Ni-P plating could improve the resistance heating and electrical properties of carbon fiber heating elements for car seat.


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