Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

43, 2, pp. 367-384, Warsaw 2005

Numerical verification of two mathematical models for the heat transfer in a laminated rigid conductor

Łukasz Łaciński
Heat transfer problems in composites with a dense periodic structure are usually investigated in the framework of certain averaged (macroscopic) mathematical models. The best known are asymptotic models of periodic heat conductors. The heuristic tolerance models take into account the effect of period lengths on the overall behaviour of a conductor. The purpose of this contribution is to compare the aforementioned models and to verify the obtained solutions to certain benchmark problems.
Keywords: heat transfer; laminated conductors