1. Heat Conduction Fundamentals

  1. David W. Hahn and
  2. M. Necati Özişik

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch1

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hahn, D. W. and Özişik, M. N. (2012) Heat Conduction Fundamentals, in Heat Conduction, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch1

Author Information

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470902936

Online ISBN: 9781118411285



  • heat conduction fundamentals;
  • heat flux on thermal conductivity via Fourier's law;
  • differential equation of heat conduction, the heat equation;
  • interface contact conductance for solid–solid interfaces;
  • lumped and partially lumped formulation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Heat Flux

  • Thermal Conductivity

  • Differential Equation of Heat Conduction

  • Fourier's Law and the Heat Equation in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate Systems

  • General Boundary Conditions and Initial Condition for the Heat Equation

  • Nondimensional Analysis of the Heat Conduction Equation

  • Heat Conduction Equation for Anisotropic Medium

  • Lumped and Partially Lumped Formulation

  • References

  • Problems