Dynamical Analysis of Non-Fourier Heat Conduction and Its Application in Nanosystems

  • Yuan Dong

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis studies the general heat conduction law, irreversible thermodynamics and the size effect of thermal conductivity exhibited in nanosystems from the perspective of recently developed thermomass theory. The derivation bridges the microscopic phonon Boltzmann equation and macroscopic continuum mechanics. Key concepts such as entropy production, temperature and the Onsager reciprocal relation are revisited in the case of non-Fourier heat conduction. Lastly, useful expressions are extracted from the picture of phonon gas dynamics and are used to successfully predict effective thermal conductivity in nanosystems.


Effective Thermal Conductivity of Nanosystems Heat Conduction in Nanosystems Irreversible Thermodynamics Non-Fourier Heat Conduction Non-equilibrium Temperature Onsager Reciprocal Relation Phonon Boltzmann Equation Thermal Conductivity of Nanosystems Thermomass Theory

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  • Yuan Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Lab for Thermal Sci. and Power Eng.of Ministry of Education, Department of Engi. MechanicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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