Fractional-order thermodynamics has proved to be an efficient tool to describe several small-scale and/or high-frequency thermodynamicprocesses, as shown in many engineering and physics applications. The main idea beyond fractional-order physics and engineeringrelies on replacing the integer-order operators of classical differential calculus with their real-order counterparts. In this study, the authorsaim to extend a recently proposed physical picture of fractional-order thermodynamics to a generic 3D rigid heat conductor where thethermal energy transfer is due to two phenomena: a short-range heat flux ruled by stationary and nonstationary transport equations,and a long-range thermal energy transport representing a ballistic effects among thermal energy propagators. Thermodynamic consistencyof the model is investigated introducing the state function of the temperature field, namely the entropy, and obtaining the thermodynamicrestrictions on the signs of the coefficients involved in the proposed model of fractional-order thermodynamics. Finally, numerical applicationsare presented for both 1D and 2D rigid bodies.
|Titolo:||Fractional-order thermal energy transport for small-scale engineering devices|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|