Heat Conduction in Thermoelastic Materials

  • G. Lebon
  • P. Perzyna
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 262)


One of the main properties of thermoelastic bodies is their ability to transport the energy in the form of the heat flux. As we have already seen during the analysis of the second law of thermodynamics this property is connected with the appearance of the temperature gradient. The type of admissible heat conductivity strongly influences also the propagation condition of acoustic waves in the material. In this Chapter, we present the basic classification of thermoelastic materials as heat conductors. In the next Chapter, we discuss the influence of the heat conductivity properties on the propagation of waves in such materials.


Heat Conduction Thermoelastic Material Proper Vector Thermoelastic Body Stitutive Relation 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lebon
    • 1
  • P. Perzyna
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiegeBelgium
  2. 2.Polish Academy of SciencesPoland

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