Rigorous bounds on the effective thermal conductivity of porous and other composite media provide a means of obtaining useful estimates of the effective property for a wide range of phase conductivities and volume fractions. The purpose of this article is to review the significant developments in the derivation and calculation of bounds that have been made in the last five years. For certain models described here, the bounds on the conductivity are compared to experimental data.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1987|
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