On controllable heat flux fields and the determination of temperature-dependent thermal conductivities

Journal Article (Academic Article)

It is shown that controllable heat flux fields do exist for this class of materials, and demonstrated how the knowledge of such fields enables one to design experimental programs which are universally applicable to the determination of nonlinear thermal conductivities. The controllable states are seen to be derivable from a potential, but, unlike the classical linear case, the potential is a scalar field distinct from the temperature field in the heat conductor

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, HJ

Published Date

  • 1973

Published In

  • Q. Appl. Math. (USA)

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 313 - 319