Predictions of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Complex Materials

  • Ramvir SinghEmail author
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 2)


In this review, a comprehensive and systematic effort is made to incorporate the most significant and popular models for calculation of the effective thermal conductivity of complex materials and discuss their limitations. A brief review of the numerical techniques for prediction of the effective thermal conductivity of multi-phase materials is presented and discussed. The real structures and geometries around us are so vast and vivid, that one cannot use a single model to estimate effective thermal conductivity of complex materials in the whole range due to their inherent limitations.


Thermal Conductivity Porous Medium Effective Thermal Conductivity Conductivity Ratio Metal Foam 
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I wish to sincerely thank Dr. V. S. Kulhar, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India for helpful suggestions, which have certainly improved both the content and quality of the material.


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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia

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