Current Research Progress in Non-classical Fourier Heat Conduction

Feifei Wang, Baolin Wang

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    Classical Fourier law can accurately describe most heat conduction problems. But for ultrafast heat conduction process and micro/nanoscale heat conduction problems, non-classical Fourier (non-Fourier) effect may become dominated. The paper gives a review on the current progress on non-Fourier heat conduction in engineering. It includes basic concept, physical models, thermal relaxation effect, and related experiments. Also introduced are the solution methods of non-Fourier heat conduction equations, including closed-form solution, finite difference method, finite element method, molecular dynamics simulation, variational method, and other hybrid methods. Some challenging issues are discussed at the conclusion of the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-196
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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