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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 321605, 10 pages
Research Article

Non-Fourier Heat Conduction Analysis with Temperature-Dependent Thermal Conductivity

1Department of Chemical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75168, Iran
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75168, Iran

Received 27 January 2011; Accepted 10 March 2011

Academic Editor: M. Salvia

Copyright © 2011 H. Rahideh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


As a first endeavor, the one- and two-dimensional heat wave propagation in a medium subjected to different boundary conditions and with temperature-dependent thermal conductivity is studied. Both the spatial as well as the temporal domain is discretized using the differential quadrature method (DQM). This results in superior accuracy with fewer degrees of freedom than conventional finite element method (FEM). To verify this advantage through some comparison studies, a finite element solution ise also obtained. After demonstrating the convergence and accuracy of the method, the effects of different parameters on the temperature distribution of the medium are studied.