The rational theory of thermodynamics is used to develop equations governing the propagation of thermal waves. A new vector quantity is introduced to account for the thermal waves. The phenomenon of thermal wave propagation is illustrated by considering the problem of one-dimensional heat conduction in a finite slab subjected to a heat flux pulse. The solution is obtained via the finite element method. A discussion of the results and their significance is also presented.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Dalo, Dominic N., "A finite element solution of thermal wave propagation in elastic media" (1987). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus