Damping and Resonance Characteristics of Thermal Waves

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Da Yu Tzou

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

J. Appl. Mech 59(4), 862-867 (Dec 01, 1992) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2894054 History: Received July 22, 1991; Revised January 06, 1992; Online March 31, 2008


Amplification of thermal waves in response to high-frequency excitations is studied in this work. The resonance behavior is explored along with the underdamped behavior in thermal wave oscillations. In transition from an overdamped to an underdamped wave behavior, the relaxation distance is found to dominate the process. A relationship between the resonance frequency and the thermal wave speed is derived. The emphasis is placed on the frequency approach determining the thermal wave speed in engineering materials.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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