Understanding Heat Conduction


William Kelley

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI055000

The first chapter of this book proposes an analytical Fourier series solution to the equation for heat transfer by conduction in a spherical shell with an internal stone consisting of insulating material as a model for the kinetic of temperature in stone fruits both as a general solution and a mass average value. The chapter also considers an internal heat source linearly reliant on temperature. The second chapter focuses on the sensitivity of the numerical modeling technique for conjugate heat transfer involving high speed compressible flow over a cylinder. The last chapter presents an overview of the fundamental solution (FS) based finite element method (FEM) and its application in heat conduction problems. First, basic formulations of FS-FEM are presented, such as the nonconforming intra-element field, auxiliary conforming frame field, modified variational principle, and stiffness equation. Then, the FS-FE formulation for heat conduction problems in cellular solids with circular holes, functionally graded materials, and natural-hemp-fiber-filled cement composites are described.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cooling Kinetics in Stone Fruits

Chapter 2. Sensitivity of Numerical Modeling Technique for Conjugate Heat Transfer Involving High Speed Compressible Flow over a Cylinder

Chapter 3. Advances in Heat Conduction Analysis with Fundamental Solution Based Finite Element Methods


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