15. Heat Conduction in Anisotropic Solids

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

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch15

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hahn, D. W. and Özişik, M. N. (2012) Heat Conduction in Anisotropic Solids, in Heat Conduction, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch15

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 in anisotropic, orthotropic/multidimensional;
  • heat conduction in anisotropic materials and their applications;
  • differential equation of heat conduction in orthogonal curvilinear;
  • thermal conductivity tensors associated with crystal systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Heat Flux for Anisotropic Solids

  • Heat Conduction Equation for Anisotropic Solids

  • Boundary Conditions

  • Thermal Resistivity Coefficients

  • Determination of Principal Conductivities and Principal Axes

  • Conductivity Matrix for Crystal Systems

  • Transformation of Heat Conduction Equation for Orthotropic Medium

  • Some Special Cases

  • Heat Conduction in an Orthotropic Medium

  • Multidimensional Heat Conduction in an Anisotropic Medium

  • References

  • Problems

  • Notes