Algebraic models of porosity, specific surface area, and in-plane effective thermal conductivity for stacked, two-dimensional symmetric diamond-weave screen laminations are developed and benchmarked with laboratory experiments. Diamond-weave laminations are found to have greater metal fractions and specific surface area than equivalent orthogonal-weaves. With the weave angle smaller than 90°, the structure also has a much higher effective thermal conductivity.

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