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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8605056, 7 pages
Research Article

Time-Fractional Heat Conduction in a Half-Line Domain due to Boundary Value of Temperature Varying Harmonically in Time

Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland

Received 23 August 2016; Accepted 23 October 2016

Academic Editor: Filippo de Monte

Copyright © 2016 Yuriy Povstenko. 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.


The Dirichlet problem for the time-fractional heat conduction equation in a half-line domain is studied with the boundary value of temperature varying harmonically in time. The Caputo fractional derivative is employed. The Laplace transform with respect to time and the sin-Fourier transform with respect to the spatial coordinate are used. Different formulations of the considered problem for the classical heat conduction equation and for the wave equation describing ballistic heat conduction are discussed.