Several thermomechanical models have been proposed from a heuristic point of view. A mathematical analysis should help to clarify the applicability of these models, among those recent thermal or viscoelastic models. Single-phase-lag and dual-phase-lag heat conduction models can be interpreted as formal expansions of delay equations. The delay equations are shown to be ill-posed, as are the formal expansions of higher order - in contrast to lower-order expansions leading to Fourier's or Cattaneo's law. The ill-posedness is proved, showing the lack of continuous dependence on the data, and thus showing that these models (delay or higher-order expansion ones) are highly explosive. In this note we shall present conditions for when this happens. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Hyperbolic models in heat conduction
- LAG HEAT-CONDUCTION