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Fundamentals of Conductive Heat Transfer

Conductive heat transfer is commonly encountered in engineering applications of composite materials. In some applications, the objective is to reduce the rate of conductive heat loss and in others the aim is to enhance the rate of conductive heat transfer. Thus a good understanding of conductive heat transfer is required in the design and applications of composite materials. In this chapter, the fundamental aspects of conductive heat transfer are reviewed.