Analytical solution to transient asymmetric heat conduction in a multilayer annulus

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In this paper, we present an analytical double-series solution for the time-dependent asymmetric heat conduction in a multilayer annulus. In general, analytical solutions in multidimensional Cartesian or cylindrical (r,z) coordinates suffer from existence of imaginary eigenvalues and thus may lead to numerical difficulties in computing analytical solution. In contrast, the proposed analytical solution in polar coordinates (2D cylindrical) is "free" from such imaginary eigenvalues. Real eigenvalues are obtained by virtue of precluded explicit dependence of transverse (radial) eigenvalues on those in the other direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Analytical method
  • Heat conduction
  • Layered annulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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